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Native Forest Logging

Independent Scientists Sound Warning Over Logging and Bushfire Risk

Media Release - A group of independent scientists has written to all Tasmanian MPs highlighting studies that show a clear connection between native forest logging and increased bushfire risk.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 May 2020

Logging During COVID-19

Media Release - The continuation of destructive logging activity has been a disappointing blight on an otherwise thoughtful approach by the Premier through this pandemic.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 May 2020

New Forestry Peak Body Should be a Fresh Start for Industry

Media Release - The Greens cautiously welcome the creation of a new forestry peak body to replace the regularly divisive and ideologically driven Forests Industry Association of Tasmania (FIAT).

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 May 2020

Adjournment - Leatherwood Logging

Parliamentary Activity - The leatherwood tree is found only in Tasmania. It grows in cool temperate rainforests that occur in mossy forests along the north west, the west coasts and down into the south west of Tasmania, that is the wetter parts of Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 May 2020

COVID-19 - Concerns of North-West Doctors

Parliamentary Activity - North-west doctors have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been risking their personal safety, working day after day, caring for sick patients.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 May 2020

Minister Barnett Needs a Big Rethink

Media Release - Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, needs to take a broader view of Tasmania’s forestry sector and its potential role in this island’s recovery from coronavirus.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2020

Barnett Can't Fudge Threat to Forests

Media Release - Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, knows very well the mendicant faction of the native forest logging industry want to get in to the 356 000 hectares of future reserve forest set aside under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Apr 2020

Greens Refer Barnett, Archer and WorkSafe CEO to Integrity Commission

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens have today written to the Integrity Commissioner asking him to investigate allegations of the serious misconduct of Attorney-General Elise Archer, Resources Minister Guy Barnett, and WorkSafe CEO Mark Cocker.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Feb 2020

Integrity Commission referral of Archer, Barnett and Cocker

Submission - Referral of Attorney-General Archer, Minister Barnett, and WorkSafe Chief Executive Mark Cocker to the Integrity...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Feb 2020

Another Authoritarian Attack on Peaceful Protesters

Media Release - Today’s attack on the right to peaceful forest protest through WorkSafe Tasmania’s directive to the Bob Brown Foundation is a politically motivated shield for the logging industry.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Feb 2020

Forest Defenders Making a Difference in takayna

Media Release - The presence of activists in takayna/Tarkine is clearly making a big impact on planned logging operations in the region.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Feb 2020

Takayna/Tarkine Logging Madness Increases Climate and Bushfire Risk

Media Release - The logging of ancient rainforest ecosystems in the Tarkine is utterly unjustifiable on environmental, social and economic grounds, yet it is accelerating under the Gutwein Government. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Feb 2020

Gutwein Must Intervene in Tarkine Destruction

Media Release - The logging industry’s destruction of ancient rainforest in the takayna/Tarkine region is the first major test for Tasmania’s new Premier and Climate Change Minister Peter Gutwein.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Feb 2020

Greens Motion - Logging in Tasmanian Forest Agreement Second Tranche Forests

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor moves a motion to protect the 356 000 hectares of Tasmanian Forest Agreement second tranche reserve forests.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2019

Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill 2017

Greens Bill - A Bill for an Act to repeal the Pulp Mill Assessment Act 2007 (No. 4 of 2007) and to revoke the Pulp Mill Permit and...

Andrea Dawkins - 1 Nov 2017

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Budget Cuts and Budget Mismanagement

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy responds to the Treasurer during Labor's 'Budget Cuts and Budget Mismanagement' Matter of Public Importance.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Oct 2019

Climate Action, Logging of Forests

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff questions the government over their failure to secure FSC certification.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Sep 2019

Logging in High Conservation Value Forests

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the Minister over the requests of the Forest Industries Association in a recent meeting.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Sep 2019

Labor Motion - Unemployment and Jobs

Parliamentary Activity - Treasurer, I do not have a handkerchief big enough to mop up the crocodile tears you just shed for the children of forest workers.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Aug 2019

Estimates Reply - Minister Courtney

Parliamentary Activity - I rise to speak on the Estimates for the Minister for Resources with specific reference to the forestry portfolio because Dr Woodruff was at the table and did a great job scrutinising this minister's maladministration of the minerals part...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Jun 2019

Estimates Reply - Attorney-General

Parliamentary Activity - This Government is intent on corrupting the processes we have in place to protect the natural environment to support the very industry they would like to grow.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 Jun 2019

Forest Practices Amendment Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - We will go into Committee because we have a few things we would like to talk about, the specifics of a number of clauses toward the make-up of the tribunal and some others.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 May 2019

Liberal Matter of Public Importance - Jobs and the Economy

Parliamentary Activity - It would be good to know, formally today, Labor's position on whether they are running away from the historic Tasmanian Forestry Agreement.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 May 2019

Adjournment - Effect of Bushfires on the Honey industry

Parliamentary Activity - I echo what the minister has passed on in terms of this parliament's gratitude and certainly the Tasmanian Greens gratitude to everyone who took part in responding to the fires, to our Parks and Wildlife Service firies, to the TFS...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Mar 2019

Minister Needs To Formally Rule Out Southern Port

Media Release - The long-awaited southern wood residues advice from Evan Rolley, released today after a five month delay, finds a southern port would be commercially unviable, and the only possible site south of Port Esperance and north of Southport would...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Mar 2019

Patriarch and Sons - Logging Practices

Parliamentary Activity - Just days after you took over the portfolio, it was revealed Patriarch and Sons, a company with clear links to environmental vandals, Shin Yang, were planning to begin logging native forest in Tasmania and establish a processing facility...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Nov 2018

Majestic Timbers Crumbles Without Freight Subsidy

Media Release - The Greens have received information to suggest the company that was Majestic Timbers is no longer operational.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Sep 2018

Majestic Timbers - Operations

Parliamentary Activity - Can you confirm that Majestic Timbers, the company your Government awarded the southern residues contract to in September 2016, has collapsed, its director, Shane Rice, has fled the country, its contractors have not been paid for up to...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Sep 2018

Barnett's Forestry Delusions

Media Release - Forestry Minister, Guy Barnett’s claim that thousands of jobs would be lost under the Greens’ policy to end native forest logging is, unsurprisingly, completely untrue.  

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Jun 2018

Matter of Public Importance - Forestry and Mining Jobs in North-West Tasmania

Parliamentary Activity - Mr Brooks, as the member for Braddon, does his community a terrible disservice because he recycles the same speech over and over again.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Jun 2018

Liberals Claim Credit for Tasmanian Forest Agreement Emissions Reduction

Media Release - The breathtaking hypocrisy of the Liberals talking up Tasmania's lower emissions profile cannot go unanswered.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Apr 2018

Time for Transparency and Change in Forestry

Media Release - A damning analysis of the Regional Forest Agreement in today’s The Guardian newspaper is an indictment on both State and Federal Governments.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Mar 2018

Barnett's Forestry Jobs Dishonesty

Media Release - In the wake of ABS census data confirming a massive decline in forestry sector employment under the Liberals, the Hodgman Government seems to be fudging the numbers.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Nov 2017

Liberals' Forestry Agenda Putting Swift Parrot on the Chopping Block

Media Release - In their ideologically-driven rush to log the State’s native forests, the Liberals are destroying the habitat of the endangered Swift parrot.

Andrea Dawkins - 13 Nov 2017

Government Subsidies and Forestry Spin Continue Under Liberals

Media Release - The Liberals' promise to end the subsidies to Forestry Tasmania has again been exposed as a lie, with the GBE's annual report revealing taxpayers subsidised a $27 million operational loss.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Nov 2017

Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill 2017

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins delivers a second reading speech for the Greens' Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill 2017, discussing the history of the mill and the Act.

Andrea Dawkins - 1 Nov 2017

Barnett's Failure to Deliver

Media Release - The latest Forestry Tasmania - now fraudulently named Sustainable Timber Tasmania - Annual Report demonstrates the continued failure of the Liberals’ stated commitment to move the business onto a sustainable footing.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 2 Nov 2017

Liberals' Destructive Rainforest Logging Plan Takes Effect

Media Release - The so-called Special Timbers Management Plan permits logging in regional reserves and conservation areas.  It is designed to generate conflict, all of it backed in by the Labor (so-called) Opposition.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Oct 2017

Forestry - Sale of State's Planation Assets

Parliamentary Activity - The Premier promised Tasmanians he would not sell off their assets. He also told them his would be an open and transparent government. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2017

Privatisation of Public Plantations

Parliamentary Activity - The Government has privatised 29 000 hectares of publicly owned plantations for around $40 million to $55 million less than it cost taxpayers to establish them, according to the Auditor-General.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2017

Forestry - Sale of Plantation Assets

Parliamentary Activity - Can you explain how selling 29 000 hectares of publicly-owned plantations with a 99 year lease to a foreign investor with a parent company in the Caymans is not privatisation?

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2017

Forestry - Sale of State's Plantation Assets

Parliamentary Activity - Now it has been confirmed that the Government are flogging 29 000 hectares of Tasmania's public plantation estate at a loss, and effectively sold all that land through a 99-year lease.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Sep 2017

Sale of State's Plantation Assets

Parliamentary Activity - You have announced that 29 000 hectares of publicly owned plantation has been sold to a private company for $60 million.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Sep 2017

Mr Lennon and Mr Gay - Alleged Meetings with Government

Parliamentary Activity - Tasmanians know former Labor premier Paul Lennon is on the Farrell family payroll in a bid to protect the obscene profits they make off the back of human suffering.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Sep 2017

Premier Can't Explain How Plantation Sale isn't Privatisation

Media Release - The Premier has been exposed for misleading the Tasmanian people when he said in April 2014 that his government would not be privatizing public assets.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2017

Liberals' Rainforest Logging Plan to Open Up Reserves

Media Release - The rainforest logging plan put forward by the Liberals is a disgrace. Introducing logging into reserves and conservation areas is a destructive move, designed to generate conflict.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Aug 2017

Liberals' Orwellian Forestry Tasmania Restructure Continues Subsidies

Media Release - The Liberals’ restructure of Forestry Tasmania has simply forced the GBE to sell its only potential profit making assets - the plantations - and moved the subsidies around to conceal the true extent of ongoing public funding for this...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Jul 2017

Two Year Reprieve for Threatened Forests

Media Release - 356 000 hectares of the most beautiful, carbon rich forests on the planet have won a temporary reprieve from the Liberals' destructive, divisive logging plan.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Jun 2017

Liberal Lies over Forest Industry Subsidies

Media Release - The Liberals came to government promising to ‘end the subsidies’ to the native forest logging industry but they are prepared to massively subsidise Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) move from Victoria.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Jun 2017

Forest-Destroying Minister Confirms Land Clearing Bonanza

Media Release - In Budget Estimates today Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, confirmed he is unleashing a land clearing bonanza on Tasmania’s public and private land.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Jun 2017

Forestry Burns Threaten Public Health

Media Release - Over the weekend in communities across the State, and specifically at New Norfolk, Judbury, Cygnet and Huonville, residents were subjected to thick choking smoke from Forestry Tasmania burns.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 May 2017

Tarkine Forestry Regeneration Burn

Parliamentary Activity - Yesterday at 3.20 p.m. a forestry regeneration burn in the Tarkine escaped coupe TE008P on two points on its eastern boundary and moved into adjacent high conservation value forest, still protected in the Tasmanian Reserve Estate.

Andrea Dawkins - 5 Apr 2017

Forestry Bill - No Market for HCV Forest Products

Parliamentary Activity - The industry has condemned the Government's plan to log 356 000 hectares of high conservation value forest that was set aside from protection under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement, an agreement they negotiated and signed up to in good faith.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Mar 2017

Forest Industries Association of Tasmania's Objections to the Forestry Bill

Parliamentary Activity - The Government has consistently claimed the industry needs access to the 356 000 hectares of high conservation value forest that was set aside for protection under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Mar 2017

Forestry Bill - Potential Logging at Derby

Parliamentary Activity - The growth in Derby visitation has increased by 250 per cent in the past two years.

Andrea Dawkins - 14 Mar 2017

Forestry Bill - Threat to Tourism

Parliamentary Activity - The draft legislation to allow logging in 356 000 hectares of high conservation value carbon-rich forest is a threat to Tasmania's growing visitor economy and its brand.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Mar 2017

Liberals Cynically Delay Two Controversial Bills Hoping MLC Mix Will Change

Media Release - Facing a storm of stakeholder and community condemnation and defeat in the Legislative Council, the Hodgman Liberals have cynically delayed debate on two divisive, contentious pieces of legislation until after the 3 May Legislative Council...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Apr 2017

Barnett Dismisses Escaped Tarkine Burn

Media Release - The Minister for Resources did not answer the Greens' questions about the escaped Tarkine regeneration burn in Parliament today.

Andrea Dawkins - 5 Apr 2017

Liberals' Derby Hypocrisy

Media Release - The Greens are strong supporters of the World Enduro Series, and the thriving mountain bike industry in and around Derby, set up with grants from the now-torn up Tasmanian Forest Agreement.

Andrea Dawkins - 31 Mar 2017

Log Trucks on Tasmanian Roads

Media Release - Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, is either misleading or in denial over the evidence that an increased number of log trucks on Tasmanian roads will lead to an increase in serious accidents and fatalities. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 30 Mar 2017

Liberals' Forestry Jobs Failure

Media Release - The latest ABS detailed labour force statistics have been released today. The data confirms that there has been no job growth in Forestry and Wood Product manufacturing in Tasmania under the Hodgman Liberal Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Mar 2017

Gagged Liberals' Forest Bill a Recipe for Corruption

Media Release - In a clear signal they are afraid of Parliamentary scrutiny, the Liberals' gagged debate on their destructive and divisive high conservation value forest logging legislation in the early hours of this morning.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Mar 2017

Liberals' Forest Farce

Media Release - Legislation to allow logging in some of the most high conservation value, carbon rich forests on the planet was tabled in State Parliament today. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Mar 2017

No Support for Liberals' Forest Plan

Media Release - On ABC radio this morning, the Executive Chairman of Neville Smith Forest Products emphatically called on the government not to reignite conflict over the State's High Conservation Value forests.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Feb 2017

Liberals Will Wear Blame if FT Fails in FSC Bid

Media Release - Forestry Tasmania has made it clear that if the Hodgman Government proceeds with its plan to open up 357 000 hectares of high conservation value forest to logging, it's bid for FSC will go back to square one.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Feb 2017

Barnett Exposed by his own Agency on Tarkine Logging

Media Release - Forestry Tasmania’s own High Conservation Value forest maps identify the Tarkine as one of the richest high conservation value locations in the State.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Feb 2017

Protect the Tarkine for NW Jobs and Environment

Media Release - Today's news that Forestry roading in the Trowutta Blackwood forests directly threatens nesting habitat for the Wedge-tailed eagle is alarming.   All practices must be stopped immediately and a full investigation undertaken.

Andrea Dawkins - 10 Feb 2017

Warped Liberal Politics Put MONA's Macquarie Point Vision at Risk

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens welcome the vision within the MONA Macquarie Point cultural plan, and the focus on Truth and Reconciliation.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 Dec 2016

Forestry Politics on Show for Hobart Visitors

Media Release - Today's government announcement TasPorts will be entering into a partnership to facilitate log and woodchip exports out of Macquarie Wharf, with taxpayer money, demonstrates this government's warped priorities.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Dec 2016

Industry Walking Away from Liberals' Logging Plan

Media Release - If Tasmanians want any more proof that the government's plans to log the State's high conservation value forests are not supported by the hard heads in the industry, the letter from ARTEC will provide it.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Nov 2016

Liberals Refuse to Rule Out Logging in Wielangta Tourist Drive

Media Release - The Hodgman Government's plans to extend the Great Eastern Drive by upgrading Wielangta Road are threatened by their own political agenda.

Andrea Dawkins - 16 Nov 2016

Warped Liberal Priorities Put Tourism at Risk

Media Release - Parks Minister, Matthew Groom’s Parks 21 progress report today comes on the heels of yesterday's Auditor General's report into Parks and Wildlife funding.

Andrea Dawkins - 16 Nov 2016

Greens to Seek Meeting with Forest Stewardship Council

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens will seek a meeting with the Forest Stewardship Council to ensure they are fully informed about the Liberals' plan to allow loggers in to 357 000 hectares of high conservation value forests.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Nov 2016

Liberals Can't Have it Both Ways on Wielangta

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens look forward to the Liberals ruling out logging in the Wielangta forest as they have with the Tasman forests near the Three Capes Walk.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Nov 2016

Conservationists United, Call on Premier to Back Off HCV Forests

Media Release - The conservation movement stands united to protect Tasmania's high conservation value forests and precious clean, green brand from the threats issued by the Hodgman Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 Oct 2016

Ministerial Statement on Forestry a Sham

Parliamentary Activity - That the ministerial statement on forestry delivered yesterday is a sham because it misleads Tasmanians over the alleged need to allow loggers into 357 000 hectares of high conservation value forest.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Oct 2016

FSC Certification Pipe Dream

Parliamentary Activity - Forestry Tasmania is almost two years behind schedule on achieving forest stewardship certification, a goal that appears to be disappearing out of reach for FT under the Liberals' policy.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Oct 2016

Premier - Why Restart the Forest Wars?

Parliamentary Activity - How can you countenance allowing loggers into these forests of global significance, treasure troves of biodiversity and habitats for threatened species?

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Oct 2016

Forestry Tasmania's Financial Loss

Parliamentary Activity - In its advice to the Minister tabled yesterday, the FT board makes it clear they cannot meet the stated objectives of the Government and also fulfil their legal obligation under the GBE Act to operate commercially.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Oct 2016

Liberals Shuffling Deck Chairs on Forestry's Titanic

Media Release - Not known for their transparency, the Tasmanian Liberals are being highly transparent in their desire to create unnecessary conflict over forests in the lead up to the election.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Oct 2016

Barnett Continues to Mislead, Divide over Forestry

Media Release - The big lie of a commercially viable and sustainable native forest industry was exposed with the release of Forestry Tasmania's 2015-16 annual report and correspondence from the FT Board today.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Oct 2016

Minister Barnett Remains Delusional on Forests

Media Release - The Resources Minister is at it again.  He is seeking to mislead Tasmanians and whip up community conflict over forests.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Oct 2016

Logging of High Conservation Value Forests

Parliamentary Activity - the Government has announced plans to let loggers into 400 000 hectares of high conservation value, carbon-rich forests in places such as Bruny, Wielangta, the Blue Tier, north-east highlands and the Tarkine.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Oct 2016

Forestry - Plans to Log High Conservation Forests

Parliamentary Activity - Yesterday, Minister Barnett announced that he is moving to let the loggers into 400 000 hectares of high conservation value carbon-rich forest.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Oct 2016

Weak, Short-Sighted Liberals Set to Reignite Forest Wars

Media Release - Through their contemptuous, fact-poor responses to Greens' questions today, the Premier and the Resources Minister have confirmed the Liberals plan to let the loggers in to 400 000 hectares of high conservation value, carbon-rich forest is...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Oct 2016

House Misled Over Native Forest Logging Subsidies

Parliamentary Activity - Minister for Resources, Hon. Guy Barnett MP, on 25 August 2016, and on several occasions since then has claimed there are “thousands” of jobs in the native forest industry.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Sep 2016

Log Trucks Full of Native Forest Products Ruining Hobart's Amenity

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 20 September 2016Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Recognises the Liberals have made a decision to allow 180 000 cubic metres of native forest timber products to be shipped through the port of Hobart at...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Sep 2016

Over $18m Taxpayer Subsidy of Woodchip Export

Parliamentary Activity - Do you acknowledge accepting a massive commonwealth taxpayer subsidy is the only way the export of woodchips from Macquarie Wharf can be feasible?

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Sep 2016

Macquarie Point Woodchip Export Deal Suspicious

Parliamentary Activity - An ASIC search undertaken by the Greens confirms that Majestic Timbers Australia did not register as a company until 18 July, 10 days after Mr Gutwein, as minister, had stated that terms had been agreed to with proponents for the export of...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Sep 2016

Call for Recovery Plan for Eastern Quoll

Parliamentary Activity - Recognises that to help many of these species to survive, there needs to be major changes in forestry practices and that the Minister for Resources, Hon. Guy Barnett MP is refusing to make these changes to further his political ends.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Sep 2016

Hodgman Liberals Living Up to Lonely Planet's Warning

Media Release - Last year, the travellers' bible, Lonely Planet, warned international travellers to visit Tasmania's wild places 'before compromises are made.'

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Sep 2016

Liberals Do Deal with Company That Didn't Exist over Macquarie Point Exports

Media Release - The more things change in Tasmania's native forest logging industry, apparently the more they stay the same, with the Greens revealing in Parliament today that the Liberals negotiated terms over Macquarie Wharf native forest product...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Sep 2016

Minister Barnett in Cloud Cuckoo Land on FSC

Media Release - The Minister for Resources is living in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks Forestry Tasmania can secure Forest Stewardship Certification under current Liberal policies.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Sep 2016

Liberals Forestry Policy Deceptive and Delusional

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor MP to move—

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Aug 2016

Liberal Government's Blind Pursuit of Native Forest Biomass

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor MP to move—

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Aug 2016

Forest Stewardship Certification

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for RESOURCES, Mr BARNETT

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Aug 2016

Forest Furnaces

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for RESOURCES, Mr BARNETT

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Aug 2016

Urgent Action Needed to Save Giant Freshwater Lobster

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to talk about the Astacopsis gouldi, the giant freshwater lobster.  It was referred to previously by the member for Lyons who mentioned in his adjournment speech, amongst other things, Lobster Falls.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Aug 2016

Resources Minister Misleads Parliament over Forestry Jobs

Media Release - Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, needs to back up his claim made in Parliament today that there are 'thousands' of Tasmanians employed in the native forest industry, or come back into the House and correct the record.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Aug 2016

Delusional Resources Minister Backs in Forest Furnaces, not FSC

Media Release - In Question Time today, Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, displayed extraordinary ignorance in describing the burning of native forests for energy as 'renewable'.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Aug 2016

Liberals Still in Denial on Jobs

Media Release - The Treasurer still clings to his flimsy line of 1,300 jobs created since the election, conveniently ignoring the fact that the working age population has increased by 5,700 in that time.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Aug 2016

Jobs' Growth Continues to Decline

Media Release - The Liberals promised Tasmanians looking for work the world when they came to office. Sadly, what we have seen could not be further from the truth.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Aug 2016

Barnett Must Leave His Prejudices at the Cabinet Door

Media Release - Tasmanians may be surprised that Premier Hodgman has chosen the same person who led the witch hunt into the sale of the Triabunna woodchip mill as their new Minister for Resources, including forestry.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Jul 2016

Forestry EOI Process Won't Revive Native Forest Logging

Media Release - The Minister for Forests is dreaming if he believes there is a viable future in native forest woodchip or whole log exports without significant economic and environmental cost to Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 Jul 2016

Greens Alternative Budget 2016: Funding to Provide for Skills and Employment in Forest Restoration

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes:—(a)           in 2012, the Labor Green Government delivered the Tasmanian Forest Carbon Study which assessed the amount and potential economic value of carbon sequestered...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Jun 2016

Minister Groom Must Act Now to Save Swift Parrot from Extinction

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the launch of a campaign by the Bob Brown Foundation to Save Bruny Island from the logging that is destroying the habitat of the critically endangered swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 May 2016

Greens Still Standing Alone on Protection of the Swift Parrot

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to draw the attention of the House to a campaign that has just been launched in Tasmania which reflects the level of concern, indeed desperation, in parts of the community over this...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 May 2016

Forestry Tasmania Alter FPP for Derby Coupe After Tourism Outrage

Parliamentary Activity - Calls on Minister for Forestry, Hon Peter Gutwein MP, to continue close monitoring of the logging operations in the North East, particularly in the now World class tourist destinations such as Derby and to ensure that old and economically...

Andrea Dawkins - 27 Apr 2016

Bushfire Inquiry A Whitewash

Media Release - The Bushfire Inquiry findings paint over the devastation of the summer bushfires in the World Heritage Area. It's as though they never existed.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Apr 2016

Whole Lot of Nothing on Secretive Forestry EOI Process

Media Release - Forestry Minister, Peter Gutwein, has again treated Parliament with contempt, spending more than five minutes giving no detail on the so-called Southern Residues Solution' EOI process.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Apr 2016

Police Escort for Forestry Over The Top

Media Release - The parade of heavy machinery through Scottsdale yesterday with police escort enforces the over the top tactics entrenched in Tasmania’s forestry practises and shows just how far Forestry Tasmania is from understanding the FSC process.

Andrea Dawkins - 20 Apr 2016

Gutwein Should Use Derby Logging Delay to Consult Constituents

Media Release - Forestry Tasmania has advised that logging of the outer part of contentious coupe CC104B at Derby will be delayed to February 2017.

Andrea Dawkins - 13 Apr 2016

Hodgman Liberals in Embarrassing World Heritage Backdown

Media Release - Parks Minister, Matthew Groom, has more egg on his face after being forced in to an embarrassing backdown on the Liberals' plan to log in Tasmania's World Heritage wilderness.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Mar 2016

Tough Choices Ahead for Minister Gutwein

Media Release - The new Minister for Forests will need to have the courage to make the tough choices Paul Harriss clearly didn't want to make.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Feb 2016

Sustainable Forestry Our Future

Media Release - The increase in Tasmania's wood exports are thanks to sustainable private sector plantation-based forestry, not politics or state government intervention.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Jan 2016

Response to Joan Rylah

Media Release - The Forest Peace Deal was proudly torn up by the current Liberal government loudly proclaiming the fulfilment of an election promise.

Andrea Dawkins - 30 Dec 2015

Liberal Greenwash Won't Fool Lonely Planet

Media Release - As Greens Leader, I have today co-signed a letter with Greens Senator Nick McKim to Lonely Planet, in response to their travel advisory yesterday warning that Tasmania’s wilderness is under threat.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Nov 2015

Stop Logging All Swift Parrot Forests

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe international conservation listing of the swift parrot as critically endangered is the wakeup call the government needs to stop logging its habitat.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 Oct 2015

Another Day, Another Handout to Forestry

Media Release - After late last year redirecting $7M allocated exit funding to keep people in the native forest industry, the Liberals are paying another $1M in compensation to forests contractors.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Oct 2015

Forestry Tasmania Ministerial Charter

Media Release - The Ministerial Charter that Forestry Tasmania is expected to abide by makes it clear the GBE is being set up to fail, despite the Liberals' rhetoric.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Sep 2015

Lapoinya Logging

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins MP to move That this House:1.     Notes with regret that Forestry Tasmania are still intent on logging Coupe FD053 at Lapoinya in the State’s north west;

Andrea Dawkins - 26 Aug 2015

More Woodsmoke and Mirrors from Harriss

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forestry spokespersonThe Liberals continue to mislead Tasmanians over the future viability of the native forest woodchip industry.Minister Harriss today told Parliament that government has received...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Aug 2015

Rosalie Woodruff New Franklin MP

Media Release - I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the Franklin electorate at the state level. My six years as a Huon Valley councillor have given me a good feel for the issues in the southern part of the electorate and I look forward to...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 Aug 2015

Lapoinya Logging

Parliamentary Activity - Forestry Tasmania are still intent on logging Coupe FD053 at Lapoinya in the State’s north west.

Andrea Dawkins - 18 Aug 2015

Biomass Energy Another Tired Liberal Policy

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Member for BassResources Minister Paul Harriss is exactly right; export of wood chips is a poor, unprofitable use of our precious forests.  But, biomass comes a very close second.

Andrea Dawkins - 20 Jul 2015

No FSC Means no Social Licence for Pulp Mill

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe only way for a pulp mill to be viable in the Tamar Valley is for the FSC accreditation for our forests, which is proving to be problematic, and issues such as dioxin run off and carbon...

Andrea Dawkins - 15 Jul 2015

Harriss has no Plan, no Idea

Media Release - If Ms Smith's resignation is not due to being gagged, we can only assume she is the first to flee the sinking ship that is Mr Harriss' ministerial career.

Andrea Dawkins - 10 Jul 2015

Only 'Yes Men' Welcome on Harriss' Council

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Member for BassThe resignation of Sue Smith from the Ministerial Advisory Council on Forestry confirms that Minister Paul Harriss will not tolerate dissenting views when it comes to the mendicant GBE that is...

Andrea Dawkins - 9 Jul 2015

Heritage No Excuse for Logging the TWWHA

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Environment and Heritage spokespersonSenator Colbeck's comments supporting selective logging in the World Heritage Area are offensive, and use of heritage as a transparent disguise is laughable.Heritage is a key...

Andrea Dawkins - 7 Jul 2015

Minister Harriss being Deliberately Deceitful over WHA Logging

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderResources Minister, Paul Harriss’s ridiculous claim that the Greens supported logging in the World Heritage Area does not stand up to scrutiny.  He is, again, being deceitful and divisive for base political...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Jul 2015

Harriss has no Plan for Forestry

Media Release - Forests Minister Paul Harriss is unable to provide a future operating model for Forestry Tasmania, or a business case for its so-called return to financial viability.

Nick Mckim - 11 Jun 2015

Forestry Tasmania - Increased Debt, No Plan to Pay it Back

Media Release - Treasurer Peter Gutwein has today admitted that he has increased Forestry Tasmania’s debt capacity by $10 million to $41m, yet has repeatedly failed to explain how Forestry Tasmania can ever pay back the money it owes.

Nick Mckim - 9 Jun 2015

Native Forest Biomass - Matter of Public Importance

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- 28 May 2015

Native Forest Biomass

Parliamentary Activity - Unbelievably, you are now taking up Paul Lennon's dream of burning native forest woodchips in industrial scale forest furnaces to generate electricity. Talk about back to the future.

Nick Mckim - 26 May 2015

Harriss Refuses to Rule Out Public Subsidies for Native Forest Furnaces

Media Release - Nick McKim MP | Greens Forestry spokespersonForests Minister Paul Harriss has refused to rule out ongoing public subsidies for burning native forest woodchips and pulp logs to generate electricity.

Nick Mckim - 26 May 2015

No Forest Furnaces

Media Release - The Hodgman government must rule out lobbying for native forest logging waste and biomass to be included in the Renewable Energy Target, or admit they will be locking in ongoing public subsidisation of the logging industry, Greens Leader...

Kim Booth - 19 May 2015

Gutwein, Harriss, Annells at Loggerheads Over Forestry 

Media Release - The Treasurer needs to answer a very simple question here: Who is running this State? The government or Forestry Tasmania?

Kim Booth - 16 May 2015

No Action on Swift Parrots

Media Release - Environment Minister Matthew Groom today washed his hands of the endangered Swift Parrot despite evidence that his department is ignoring its own expert advice about logging its habitat.

Nick Mckim - 25 Mar 2015

Sawmill Subsidies Referred to Integrity Commission

Media Release - Greens Leader and Forestry spokesperson Kim Booth MP today described government funded payments to selected sawmills as potentially constituting corrupt behaviour and has referred the matter to the Tasmanian Integrity Commission.

Kim Booth - 19 Mar 2015

Lapoinya Coupe Concerns

Media Release - Greens Leader and Forestry Kim Booth MP today tabled in the Parliament a formal call for Forestry Tasmania to abandon its plans to log contentious Coupe FD053 at Lapoinya in the state’s north-west.

Kim Booth - 5 Mar 2015

Edwards walks from TFA

Media Release - It appears that Terry Edwards of the Forestry Industry Association of Tasmania has gone against his signed commitment and walked away from the forestry peace deal.

Nick Mckim - 22 Mar 2014

Liberals' Forestry Shambles

Media Release - Will Hodgman committed before the election to consulting environment groups over his plans for forestry, but it’s since become clear that he’s been rolled by Peter Gutwein.

Nick Mckim - 18 Mar 2014

Forestry Tasmania Assets Threatened

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens today called on the Liberals to abandon their secret native forests sale or long term lease agenda.

Kim Booth - 14 Mar 2014