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TWWHA Tourism Master Plan Submission

The draft Tourism Master Plan does not fulfil the purpose as described by UNESCO. At best it is an exercise in green-...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  9 Apr 2020

Liberals Must Release Details of All EOI Proposals

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  |  Media Release  |  29 Jan 2020

Rosny Hill Development Approval

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  |  Media Release  |  23 Jan 2020

Liberals' Blatant EOI Greenwash Attempt

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  |  Media Release  |  12 Dec 2019

Another Opaque EOI Proposal, More Public Funds

The Greens questioned Parks Minister Gutwein about another secretive EOI project in a protected area and the apparent expenditure of public monies to enable it.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Dec 2019

Privatisation of Hall's Island

The first lease was a temporary non-commercial lease over Reg Hall's hut in 1957, in 1980 a family member of the licensee took over this agreement.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2019

Bruny Lighthouse - Privatisation

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2019

Comments made Alleging Greens Inciting Violence

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Nov 2019

Proposal to Privatise Encampment Bay

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Nov 2019

Lake Malbena Federal Court Decision

It is very clear that the decision handed down by the Federal Court yesterday is a mess that is all of this Government's making.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Nov 2019

Lake Malbena - Federal Court Judgment

The Government's corrupted and unpopular expressions of interest process for development in public protected areas has been dealt another blow.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Nov 2019

Lake Malbena Decision a Mess of the Liberals' Making

The Federal Court’s has decided to set aside the determination that the Lake Malbena proposal was not a ‘controlled action’.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Nov 2019

Lake Malbena Development Application

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  15 Feb 2019

Protecting Parks and Reserves

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  19 Feb 2018

Reserve Activity Assessment Process for Developments in Parks

Understands Tasmania’s National Parks and Reserves are protected for their outstanding natural and cultural values.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Oct 2019

Undermining Assessment of Developments within Reserves

From the 52 secret developments in Parks to Rosny Hill and a cable car on kunanyi/Mt Wellington, our natural places are under siege.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Jun 2019

Estimates Reply - Treasurer

Again, this year the most mindnumbingly frustrating and dishonest Estimates session from my point of view was with the Treasurer.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Jun 2019

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

The Minister failed to answer the question about your private consultant's conflict of interest with drafting the Tourism Master Plan.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 May 2019

World Heritage Area - Tourism Master Plan

The successful tenderer responsible for drafting the master plan is a private consultant who is being engaged at a cost of more $300,000 to the taxpayer.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 May 2019

Leonie Hiscutt MLC in Political La-La Land

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.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Mar 2019

Lake Malbena Rejection Exposes EOI Process as a Sham

The Central Highlands Council have listened to the overwhelming community opposition to the proposal for Lake Malbena.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Feb 2019

Halls Island at Lake Malbena is Public Land

The Liberals’ efforts to privatize Halls Island will not wash with local fly fishers and bushwalkers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Jan 2019

Lake Malbena - Corrupt Process

100 plus personal and community groups made submissions to the federal Environment department on the proposal to privatise Halls Island.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2018

Lake Malbena - Risks to Aboriginal Heritage

Today, hundreds of Tasmanians will gather in Town Hall in opposition to the proposal to build permanent huts in Lake Malbena.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2018

Liberals' Wilderness Wrecking a National Disgrace

An in depth report details the extreme threat the Liberals’ commercialisation and privatisation agenda poses to the Tasmanian wilderness.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Nov 2018

Community Voice Ignored in Lake Malbena Decision

The proposal to privatise Lake Malbena inside the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area attracted overwhelming opposition.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Nov 2018

Lake Malbena - National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council Submission

This advice is clear that your key advisory council does not support this expression of interest proposal for Lake Malbena.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2018

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

The Greens today tabled a leaked copy of the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Committee’s submission to the Federal Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Oct 2018

Private Developer Given Tick for Development in the Walls of Jerusalem

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Sep 2018

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

The Coordinator-General recommended approval of the Lake Malbena project in 2015, despite it being prohibited under the 1999 management plan.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2018

Lake Malbena - Development in the TWWHA

We have here a leaked copy of the reserve activity assessment for the Lake Malbena proposal.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2018

Parks Funding Trade-off for Commercial Exploitation

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  |  Media Release  |  16 Sep 2017

Call for No Commercial Tourism in Protected Areas

Recognition of the outstanding universal value of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and its globally significant natural and cultural values.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016

Greens Release Sensible Guide for Tourism in Protected Areas

In the absence of any clear criteria for the management of tourism in Tasmania's protected areas, the Tasmanian Greens today released a guide to sustainable tourism that ensures wilderness and cultural heritage protection are prioritised.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Sep 2016

World Heritage Committee Request Must be Heard

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Jul 2016

Groom Can't Ignore Planning Commission on TWWHA

Parks 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.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jul 2016

Forestry EOI Process Won't Revive Native Forest Logging

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  |  Media Release  |  8 Jul 2016

More Secrecy Over Parks EOIs

It 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 supported by government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Jun 2016

State Budget 2016: Parks Funding Slashed and Burnt

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

EOI Process Lets Down Freycinet and RACT

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016

Liberals See Tasmania's Wilderness Only For its Economic Value

The budget papers show a massive cut to Commonwealth funding for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016

No Respect From Disinterested Liberal Ministers

It is extremely disappointing to have a minister sitting in the Chamber while a member is speaking to matters within his portfolio responsibility, and yet the minister does not acknowledge the contribution.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

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

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Apr 2016

TWWHA Still in Limbo

The 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 they 'accept the United Nations' Report recommendations...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Mar 2016

Hodgman Liberals in Embarrassing World Heritage Backdown

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  |  Media Release  |  20 Mar 2016

Secrecy Continues Over Wilderness Developments

Minister Groom has refused to rule out public subsidies or peppercorn lease arrangements for developers in Tasmania's wilderness.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  4 Mar 2015

Developments in Parks Concerns

Minister Matthew Groom’s unprecedented attack on wilderness continues as he ignores the current World Heritage Area Management Plan.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  20 Feb 2015

Developments in Parks Secrecy

The government’s secret process to encourage development of Tasmania’s wilderness continues.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2015

End Parks Development Secrecy

The Department of State Growth has denied our Right to Information request seeking location details of the 37 proposals submitted to government.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  21 Jan 2015

Parks Expression of Interest Disclosure Needed

Minister Groom must reveal the locations in Tasmania's National Parks and World Heritage Area that have been the subject of expressions of interest.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  25 Nov 2014

Groom's Flawed 'Unique' Idea

Greens Leader Kim Booth MP today slammed the Hodgman government’s proposal to establish a secret new development process.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  20 Nov 2014