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Groom Reveals Arm End Entitlement

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Member for Franklin

The government's helping hand in turning the state reserve at Arm End at South Arm over to developers of a private golf course has been revealed this morning.

Under questioning, the parliament discovered that the Minister for Environment's brother is the chair of the golf course proponent.

In an extraordinary outburst Minister Groom declared that his brother was "entitled to do whatever he wants to do".

Three Capes Access Still Clear as Mud

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Parks spokesperson

In Question Time today, Minister Groom confirmed the suspicions of many - talking up the luxury aspects of the Three Capes 'experience' this morning, but ignoring the burning question from ordinary Tasmanians, “Can I do the walk without forking out $500?”

What Minister Groom proves every time he speaks is that the development in the Tasman National Park is not for Tasmanians and regular tourists, it's really there for wealthy visitors.

Groom Content to Pillage TWWHA

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Parks spokesperson

The Hodgman Government's passionate desire to log, mine and increase private development in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area not only shows a reckless disregard for its values but also the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

Minister Groom's obfuscating and empty statements about 'traditional industries' in question time reveal a stunning disregard for Tasmania's protected places.

The government's position is clear - they think they are above UNESCO.


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