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Swift Parrot

National Spotlight on Tasmania's Swift Parrot Shame

Media Release - The Hodgman Government’s refusal to protect the swift parrot was front and centre on the national stage during last night’s Four Corners program. Bird experts confirmed, once again, that habitat destruction is increasing the risk of...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 Jun 2019

Liberals' Forestry Agenda Putting Swift Parrot on the Chopping Block

Media Release - In their ideologically-driven rush to log the State’s native forests, the Liberals are destroying the habitat of the endangered Swift parrot.

Andrea Dawkins - 13 Nov 2017

Forest-Destroying Minister Confirms Land Clearing Bonanza

Media Release - In Budget Estimates today Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, confirmed he is unleashing a land clearing bonanza on Tasmania’s public and private land.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Jun 2017

Minister Barnett in Cloud Cuckoo Land on FSC

Media Release - The Minister for Resources is living in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks Forestry Tasmania can secure Forest Stewardship Certification under current Liberal policies.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Sep 2016

Groom Must Announce Federally Funded Recovery Plan for Swift Parrot

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 23 August 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that:—(a)           illegal firewood collecting has resulted in the destruction of key nesting habitat at one of the most important locations for the...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 Aug 2016

Groom Must Act on Critically Endangered Swift Parrot

Media Release - Yesterday, the Federal Government silently moved the swift parrot up to critically endangered status under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 May 2016

Minister Groom Must Act Now to Save Swift Parrot from Extinction

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the launch of a campaign by the Bob Brown Foundation to Save Bruny Island from the logging that is destroying the habitat of the critically endangered swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 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

Greens Still Standing Alone on Protection of the Swift Parrot

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to draw the attention of the House to a campaign that has just been launched in Tasmania which reflects the level of concern, indeed desperation, in parts of the community over this...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 May 2016

Forest Stewardship Certification

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokespersonThe long-awaited Forest Stewardship Council audit report on Forestry Tasmania reveals the GBE has a long way to go before it achieves FSC certification.

- 1 Mar 2016

Swift Parrot Logging Moratorium

Media Release - It's pleasing to hear logging operations on Bruny Island will be temporarily halted in an effort to halt the extinction of the Swift Parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Nov 2015

Stop Logging All Swift Parrot Forests

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe international conservation listing of the swift parrot as critically endangered is the wakeup call the government needs to stop logging its habitat.

- 30 Oct 2015

Tasmania needs new Threatened Species Plan

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokesperson

- 6 Sep 2015

Tassie Forests could get Logging Reprieve

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe Greens welcome Minister Groom’s commitment in Question Time today to investigate whether Tasmania may apply for funding to stop logging the habitat of threatened species such as the...

- 27 Aug 2015

Is Minister De-listing 12 Threatened Species?

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Environment spokespersonEnvironment Minister, Matthew Groom, has not denied he intends to delist 12 native animal species from the Tasmanian List of Threatened Species.

- 18 Aug 2015

No Action on Swift Parrots

Media Release - Environment Minister Matthew Groom today washed his hands of the endangered Swift Parrot despite evidence that his department is ignoring its own expert advice about logging its habitat.

Nick Mckim - 25 Mar 2015