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Parks EOIs

Liberals Must Release Details of All EOI Proposals

Media Release - Tasmanians have a right to know what their government is doing on their behalf – especially when it comes to public lands.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Jan 2020

Rosny Hill Development Approval

Media Release - The approval of plans to privatise the Rosny Hill Recreation Area is a slap in the face to the local community.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Jan 2020

Liberals' Blatant EOI Greenwash Attempt

Media Release - The Hodgman Government are spending $40 000 of public funds on this study to try to take the heat out of their privatisation of public protected areas.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Dec 2019

Another Opaque EOI Proposal, More Public Funds

Media Release - In GBE Estimates today, the Greens questioned Parks Minister Gutwein about yet another secretive Expressions of Interest project in a protected area and the apparent expenditure of public monies to enable it.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Dec 2019

Adjournment - Privatisation of Hall's Island

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor speaks during the adjournment on the privatisation of Hall's Island and the attempts of the Government to prevent peaceful protest against the privatisation.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Nov 2019

Bruny Lighthouse - Privatisation

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the Minister over public expenditure on Bruny Lighthouse, slated for privatisation.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Nov 2019

Adjournment - Comments made Alleging Greens Inciting Violence

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor speaks on the adjournment to refute comments suggesting the Greens are culpable for threats of violence against Daniel Hackett.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Nov 2019

Proposal to Privatise Encampment Bay

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the Minister for parks over the proposal to privatise Encampment Bay in Maria Island National Park.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Nov 2019

Adjournment - Lake Malbena Federal Court Decision

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor speaks during the Adjournment on the Lake Malbena Federal Court decision, criticising the Government's EOI, RAA process and the long term lease of Halls Island for $1.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Nov 2019

Lake Malbena - Federal Court Judgment

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions to Minister for Parks over the Federal Court judgement on the Lake Malbena case, and the role of the government in attempting to stitch up the process.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Nov 2019

Lake Malbena Decision a Mess of the Liberals' Making

Media Release - The Federal Court’s decision to set aside the determination that the Lake Malbena proposal was not a ‘controlled action’ under national environment law sits solely with the Liberals.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Nov 2019

Lake Malbena Development Application

Submission - The Tasmanian Greens submission to the Lake Malbena development application to the Central Highlands Council.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Feb 2019

Protecting Parks and Reserves

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens want more investment in our parks and reserves, and want to ensure that public assets are...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Feb 2018

Greens Motion - Reserve Activity Assessment Process for Developments in Parks

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor moves a motion to halt the EOI process until a new statutory process - that allows for public consultation and an appeal on matters pertaining to compliance with a Management Plan - is in place.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 30 Oct 2019

Undermining Assessment of Developments within Reserves

Parliamentary Activity - From the 52 secret developments in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to the commercialisation of Rosny Hill and a cable car on kunanyi/Mt Wellington, our natural places are under siege.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 Jun 2019

Estimates Reply - Treasurer

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR - Mr Chairman, again, this year the most mindnumbingly frustrating and dishonest Estimates session from my point of view was with the Treasurer.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Jun 2019

World Heritage Area - Tourism Master Plan - Alleged Conflict of Interest

Parliamentary Activity - You failed to answer the question about your private consultant's conflict of interest with drafting the Tourism Master Plan. We know they have a conflict of interest because they openly advertised it on their website.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 May 2019

World Heritage Area - Tourism Master Plan

Parliamentary Activity - The successful tenderer responsible for drafting the master plan, chosen over other tenderers, is a private consultant who is being engaged at a cost of more $300 000 to the taxpayer.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 May 2019

Leonie Hiscutt MLC in Political La-La Land

Media Release - The Leader of Government Business in the Legislative Council, Leonie Hiscutt MLC, is in political la-la land if she thinks Labor stands for the environment. If only that was the case.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Mar 2019

Lake Malbena Rejection Exposes EOI Process as a Sham

Media Release - The Central Highlands Council have listened to the overwhelming community opposition to the helicopter and huts tourism proposal for Lake Malbena in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Feb 2019

Halls Island at Lake Malbena is Public Land

Media Release - The Liberals’ efforts to privatize Halls Island will not wash with local fly fishers and bushwalkers, whatever the proponent Daniel Hackett decides about public access.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Jan 2019

Lake Malbena - Corrupt Process

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2018

Lake Malbena - Risks to Aboriginal Heritage

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN Today, hundreds of Tasmanians will gather in Town Hall in opposition to the proposal to build permanent huts and allow up to 120 to 240 - who knows how many - helicopter flights and landings in...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2018

Liberals' Wilderness Wrecking a National Disgrace

Media Release - An in depth report in the Weekend Australian magazine details the extreme threat the Liberals’ commercialisation and privatisation agenda poses to the Tasmanian wilderness.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Nov 2018

Community Voice Ignored in Lake Malbena Decision

Media Release - The proposal to privatise Lake Malbena inside the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area attracted overwhelming opposition and no public support in the single formal opportunity provided for comment.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Nov 2018

Premier Must Explain Why Advisory Council Advice Was Ignored on Walls of Jerusalem Proposal

Media Release - The Greens today tabled a leaked copy of the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Committee’s (NPWAC) submission to the Federal Government on the proposal to build permanent huts and allow up to 120 helicopter flights and landings at Lake...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Oct 2018

Private Developer Given Tick for Development in the Walls of Jerusalem

Media Release - The Liberals’ planned death by a thousand cuts for Tasmania’s wilderness took a step forward today.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Sep 2018

Lake Malbena - Anglers Alliance Tasmania's Concerns about the TWWHA

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for PARKS, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Jun 2018

Parks Funding Trade-off for Commercial Exploitation

Media Release - While the Greens welcome a belated boost to Tasmania's underfunded Parks, under the Liberals this money is about allowing for the increased commercial exploitation of public protected areas.

Andrea Dawkins - 16 Sep 2017

Call for No Commercial Tourism in Protected Areas

Parliamentary Activity - Thursday 22 September 2016Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Recognises the outstanding universal value of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and its globally significant natural and cultural values.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Sep 2016

Greens Release Sensible Guide for Tourism in Protected Areas

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Parks spokespersonAndrea Dawkins MP | Greens Tourism spokesperson Cassy O'Connor MP:

- 11 Sep 2016

World Heritage Committee Request Must be Heard

Media Release - The Greens welcome the World Heritage Committee's request to implement the recommendations of their expert mission.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Jul 2016

Groom Can't Ignore Planning Commission on TWWHA

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderParks Minister, Matthew Groom, signed off on a government response to the flawed draft World Heritage Area Management Plan which has drawn criticism from the Tasmanian Planning Commission.

- 13 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

More Secrecy Over Parks EOIs

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and State Prosperity spokespersonIt was disappointing today to have Minister Groom decline to explain the Net Public Benefit test his department uses to determine whether a tourism proposal should be...

- 8 Jun 2016

State Budget 2016: Parks Funding Slashed and Burnt

Parliamentary Activity - We have just experienced devastating bushfires that burned an estimated 21 000 hectares of the TWWHA, yet the Budget papers show more than $6 million cut from an already underfunded Parks and Wildlife Service across the forward Estimates.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Jun 2016

EOI Process Lets Down Freycinet and RACT

Parliamentary Activity - Calls on the Government to work with RACT to find a more suitable location to expand its business using a model that is self-sufficient and not reliant on tax payer subsidy and a further intrusion into the Freycinet National Park.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 May 2016

Liberals See Tasmania's Wilderness Only For its Economic Value

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 4 May 2016Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for ENVIRONMENT, PARKS and HERITAGE, Mr GROOM[10.28 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 May 2016

No Respect From Disinterested Liberal Ministers

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I wanted to make a brief contribution having listened to the excellent analysis of the state of the swift parrot by Ms Woodruff.  When the minister got to his feet, I thought he...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2016

Liberals' Development-at-any-Cost Stance Threatens Coles Bay

Parliamentary Activity - Last year the proposed changes to the Freycinet National Park were explained as necessary for the Freycinet Lodge to expand, as per the proposal submitted to your Office of the Coordinator-General.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Apr 2016

TWWHA Still in Limbo

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Parks spokespersonThe government's statements about not logging in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is a step forward but Tasmanians need to know what the Liberals really mean when they say...

- 21 Mar 2016