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Logging During COVID-19

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  |  Media Release  |  22 May 2020

Tree Spiking Allegations Have a Stink, Demand Investigation

No life should be at risk, nor physical harm come to any individual on either side of the forestry debate.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 May 2020

WorkSafe Tasmania and the Bob Brown Foundation

The Liberals, the Labor Party and the Independent are all doing the same thing: they are creating a faux risk, but this is not what this issue is about.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Mar 2020

WorkSafe Tasmania and the Bob Brown Foundation

For the public to be able to have a measure of faith in the integrity of ministers of the Crown is essential and a foundational aspect of our democracy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Mar 2020

Activities of WorkSafe Tasmania Regulator

On your watch Tasmania's Workplace Health and Safety Regulator has explicitly targeted the Bob Brown Foundation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Mar 2020

WorkSafe Tasmania Referral of Bob Brown Foundation

You and Mr Barnett issued a joint media statement on the morning of 21 February that stated that you had referred the Bob Brown Foundation to WorkSafe.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Mar 2020

Questions Still Hang Over WorkSafe Protest Referral

The Minister for Justice, Elise Archer, undermined her own official statement and denied she referred the Bob Brown Foundation to WorkSafe.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Mar 2020

WorkSafe Tasmania Prohibition Notice on Bob Brown Foundation

Did the Attorney-General or Mr Barnett give you the heads up about the prohibition notice that WorkSafe Tasmania tried to slap on the Bob Brown Foundation?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Mar 2020

Slippery Language from Gutwein on WorkSafe Referral

Peter Gutwein could not give an honest answer about his knowledge of the unlawful WorkSafe prohibition notice slapped on the Bob Brown Foundation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Mar 2020

Greens Refer Barnett, Archer and WorkSafe CEO to Integrity Commission

The Tasmanian Greens have today written to the Integrity Commissioner asking him to investigate allegations of the serious misconduct.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Feb 2020

Integrity Commission referral of Archer, Barnett and Cocker

Referral of Attorney-General Archer, Minister Barnett, and WorkSafe Chief Executive Mark Cocker to the Integrity Commission for investigation of misconduct.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  27 Feb 2020

Court Vindicates Forest Defenders' Right to Peaceful Protest

Today’s decision by the Magistrates Court to uphold the Bob Brown Foundation’s Appeal against the government’s protest ban is very welcome news.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Feb 2020

Gutwein Government Dog Whistling to Pro-Logging Thugs

Within 24 hours of the Government abusing the law to target protesters in the Tarkine, pro-logging thugs attacked those same peaceful protesters overnight.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Feb 2020

Another Authoritarian Attack on Peaceful Protesters

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Feb 2020

Forest Defenders Making a Difference in takayna

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Feb 2020

Priorities of Government

Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the Adjournment on the Government's prioritisation of political legislation over meaningful policies.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2019

Anti-Protest Legislation

Cassy O'Connor rises on the adjournment to criticise the Government's anti-protest legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2019

Liberals, Ogilvie Vote to Gag Democracy

If it wasn’t chilling enough for the Liberals to erode democratic rights with anti-protest laws, today they gagged debate on the legislation itself.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Nov 2019

Workplace (Protection from Protesters) Repeal Bill 2019

A bill for an Act to repeal the Workplace (Protection from Protesters) Act 2014 and to revoke certain legislative instruments consequent on that repeal.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Greens Bill  |  28 Nov 2019

Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019

As a child, I remember some part of me just knew that that was a possibility. If all else failed, I could go to the streets to make my voice known.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2019

Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019

Whatever we call it, this is a dog of a bill that is designed to take away the freedoms that Tasmanians have enjoyed to peacefully protest.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2019

Anti-Protest Legislation

Cassy O'Connor questions the premier over the Government's aggressive approach to protesters.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2019

Right to Protest

Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the Adjournment on the anti-protest laws tabled by the Government.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Nov 2019

Anti-Protest Laws

Cassy O'Connor questions the premier over their second attempt at anti-protest legislation following the High Court's invalidation of the original laws.

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

Hodgman Liberals Marching Tasmania Towards a Police State

The Liberals are determined to stifle the right to peaceful protest in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Nov 2019

Climate Action Protesters

Cassy O'Connor questions the Premier over their future plans for protest laws.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2019

Knitting Nannas

Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the adjournment in support of three women from the 'knitting nannas' who were arrested outside of Parliament for protesting.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Oct 2019

Incitement of Violence on Hong Kong Protesters Must be Condemned

The Tasmanian Council for the Promotion of the Peaceful Reunification of China (CPPRC) appears to be openly inciting violence.

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

Greens Condemn Sumac Forest Attack

The Greens condemn the attack on the Sumac Forest protest camp in takayna/Tarkine. The kind of violence and intimidation displayed overnight is unacceptable.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 May 2019

Right to Peaceful Protest Law - High Court Decision

The entire country now knows a bad law brought in by the Government has led to a landmark High Court decision affirming the right to peaceful protest.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Oct 2017

Liberal Fail on Dud Anti-Protester Laws

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Jun 2016

Collision Course for High Court

Tasmania’s draconian Anti Protest Law is heading for a High Court challenge after the Government voted against a Greens bill to repeal the legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 May 2016

Hodgman Running Scared from High Court on Anti-Protest Laws

The Government has promised that the laws would not apply to mum and dad protestors, but at Lapoinya not only mums were charged but grandads as well.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 May 2016

Time to Scrap Liberals' Protest Laws

The decision by Tasmania Police to drop charges against Bob Brown is further evidence we'd be far better off without the Liberals' protester laws.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 May 2016

Time to Repeal the Anti-Protest Laws

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Mar 2016

Anti-Protest Laws to be Challenged in High Court

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Mar 2016

Greens Will Move to Repeal Draconian Anti-Protest Laws

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Feb 2016

Incompetent, Divisive Forests Minister Must Resign

Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, is presiding over a debacle in his portfolio and all of it, his own making.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Jan 2016

Draconian New Protest Laws Used at Lapoinya

More than 70 concerned residents and community members gathered to stand up for the Lapoinya forest, to protest the roading and forestry operations.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  19 Jan 2016

Anti-Protest Bill Passed-But Unworkable

People who care about a healthy democracy will be mourning the passage of the government's extreme anti-protest legislation.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  25 Nov 2014

Anti-Protest Bill is Unworkable Mess

The anti-protest Bill which passed through the Legislative Council this afternoon is an unworkable mess presided over by an incompetent Forests Minister.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  18 Nov 2014

Legal Experts Further Critique Anti-Protest Bill

Not even Australia's harsh anti-terrorism laws include mandatory imprisonment provisions such as those in the Hodgman government’s anti-protest legislation.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2014

Upper House Urged to Reject Proposed Amendments to Anti-Protester Legislation

The Legislative Council should reject the Hodgman government's proposed amended anti-protest legislation.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  23 Oct 2014

Anti-Protest Bill Beyond Fixing

The proposed amendments to the Hodgman government’s controversial anti-protest laws do nothing to address the major concerns.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  22 Oct 2014

Anti-Protest Bill

The Hodgman government must scrap its fundamentally flawed Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Bill 2014.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  24 Sep 2014

Arrogant Harriss Must Withdraw Anti-Protest Bill

Minister Harriss must withdraw his Workplaces (Protection from Protestors) Bill 2014 in light of the UN Human Rights Commission’s damning critique.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  10 Sep 2014

Anti Protest Laws Questions Continue

The government is refusing to confirm or deny whether advice was sought on the constitutionality of the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Bill 2014.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  21 Aug 2014

Anti-Protestor Laws 'Unconstitutional'

Professor George Williams has described the Tasmanian Liberals’ anti-protest legislation as “...on quite shaky constitutional ground”.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  14 Jul 2014

WHA Forests

Today’s public rally sends a loud message to the Federal Liberal government to accept the area’s current protected status.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  21 May 2014