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NRAS Rent Hikes a Result of Poor Government Planning

The end of the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) has not been planned for by the Liberals in government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Feb 2020

No Case for Taxpayers to Bail Out Tourism Businesses

The Tourism Industry Council wants taxpayers to compensate private tourism businesses hit by the downturn as a result of the coronavirus.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Feb 2020

Majestic Timbers Crumbles Without Freight Subsidy

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Sep 2018

Time for Transparency and Change in Forestry

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  |  Media Release  |  29 Mar 2018

Government Subsidies and Forestry Spin Continue Under Liberals

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  |  Media Release  |  3 Nov 2017

Liberals' Orwellian Forestry Tasmania Restructure Continues Subsidies

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  |  Media Release  |  28 Jul 2017

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

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  |  Media Release  |  15 Sep 2016

Sawmill Grants Chaos

The Hodgman regime’s latest splash with public cash to prop up the native forest sawmilling industry is stupid and irresponsible.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  19 Mar 2015

Forestry Tasmania Subsidisation Set to Continue

Forestry Tasmania is set to borrow $31 million against its letter of Comfort this financial year.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  5 Dec 2014

Disclose Forestry Log Truck Fuel Subsidies

The Premier failed to disclose when questioned in Parliament the amount that Forestry Tasmania would have to pay to subsidise contractor log truck fuel.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  25 Nov 2014

Cable Car Assistance Concerns

Cable car proponent, Adrian Bold, is living proof that anyone in Tasmania with a half-baked idea can expect to receive taxpayer-funded assistance.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Nov 2014

Forestry Tasmania Annual Report

Forestry Tasmania’s Annual Report 2013-14 posted an annual loss of $43.1 million.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  30 Oct 2014

No Public Money for Woodchip Facility

The Premier must guarantee that his government will not interfere in the marketplace and rule out any public subsidisation of any new woodchip export facility.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  14 Oct 2014

Qantas Deal Concerns

Premier Will Hodgman must come clean on exactly how many jobs Qantas promised in return for the $10.9m deal.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2014

Forestry Tasmania Still Propped Up

The Tasmanian Greens today secured an admission from the Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, that Forestry Tasmania is operating under a Letter of Comfort from the Crown.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  27 Aug 2014

Forestry Tasmania Subsidies Secrecy

The Hodgman government is under pressure to detail how they are continuing to prop up Forestry Tasmania.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  21 Aug 2014

Forestry Public Subsidies

The Hodgman government must detail their Plan B to keep Forestry Tasmania solvent.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  29 Jun 2014

Call for Myer Loan to be Tabled

Pressure is increasing on the Premier, Will Hodgman, to table the terms and conditions of the government’s loan of $15 million to Kalis Group.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  24 Jun 2014

Forestry Public Subsidies

Tasmanian families face paying through increased power bills the Liberal Hodgman government’s decision to still prop up Forestry Tasmania.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2014

End Foresty Subsidies

It is impossible for the government to remove the contingency fund from Forestry Tasmania by July 1 this year.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  29 May 2014

End Forestry Subsidies

The Hodgman government’s failure to vote to require Forestry Tasmania to move to a competitive full-cost recovery business model.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  28 May 2014

End Forestry Subsidies

Forestry Tasmania could be required to shift to a full cost-recovery business model should a Greens’ motion be passed by the Lower House.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  27 May 2014