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Jaensch Must Protect St Helens Swift Parrot Nesting Hollows

Minister Jaensch confirmed the Department of State Growth has blocked the hollows on six bluegums – important nesting habitat for the swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Sep 2020


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Swift Parrot Habitat - East Coast

Department of State Growth contractors have blocked the nesting hollows needed by critically endangered swift parrots in six large old blue gums.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Sep 2020


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BirdLife Tasmania Media Release - Swift Parrot Habitats

Dr Eric Woehler states that Department of State Growth contractors have unlawfully blocked the nesting hollows of critically endangered swift parrots.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Sep 2020


Tasmanian Devil

Threatened Species in Tasmania

The independent Samuel Review, of the EPBC Act found that 80 per cent of federal environmental approvals were non-compliant or contained errors.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Aug 2020


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Threatened Species in Tasmania

The world including Australia and Tasmania is confronting a wildlife extinction crisis.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Aug 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Native Forest Logging

The planet is experiencing a human-induced climate and biodiversity crisis and there is no justification for native forest logging.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Aug 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

FSC Failure Confirms Liberals Must End Native Forest Logging

Late on Friday, under the cover of a Budget update, so-called ‘Sustainable’ Timber Tasmania finally released the FSC audit report.

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


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Liberals Pulling a Swiftie on Threatened Species

The swift parrot is no better protected today than it was yesterday under the Liberals in Government.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Aug 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Three Year Forest Destruction Plan a Climate Disaster

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania’s ‘Three Year Wood Production Plan’ is a climate disaster.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jul 2020


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Swift Parrot - Preservation of Breeding Habitat

There are fewer than 1000 breeding pairs of the world's fastest parrot - the critically endangered swift parrot - left in the wild.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Jun 2020


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Gutwein Government and STT Now on Notice

The Gutwein Government is on notice following yesterday’s landmark Federal Court decision on logging threatened species habitat in Victoria.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 May 2020


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Forestry Watch Survey Report

The Forestry Watch survey report was issued on 20 January this year.

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


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National Spotlight on Tasmania's Swift Parrot Shame

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Jun 2019


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Liberals' Forestry Agenda Putting Swift Parrot on the Chopping Block

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  |  Media Release  |  13 Nov 2017


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Forest-Destroying Minister Confirms Land Clearing Bonanza

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  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 2017


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Minister Barnett in Cloud Cuckoo Land on FSC

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2016


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Groom Must Announce Federally Funded Recovery Plan for Swift Parrot

Illegal firewood collecting has resulted in the destruction of key nesting habitat for the critically endangered swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Aug 2016


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Groom Must Act on Critically Endangered Swift Parrot

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 May 2016


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Minister Groom Must Act Now to Save Swift Parrot from Extinction

The Bob Brown Foundation has launched a campaign to Save Bruny Island from the logging that is destroying the habitat of the critically endangered swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 May 2016


Swift Parrot

No Respect From Disinterested Liberal Ministers

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


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Greens Still Standing Alone on Protection of the Swift Parrot

In 2015, the International Union for Conservation of Nature declared the swift parrot, the world's fastest parrot, to be critically endangered.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016


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Forest Stewardship Certification

The long-awaited Forest Stewardship Council audit report on Forestry Tasmania reveals the GBE has a long way to go before it achieves FSC certification.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2016


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Swift Parrot Logging Moratorium

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  |  Media Release  |  19 Nov 2015


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Stop Logging All Swift Parrot Forests

The international conservation listing of the swift parrot as critically endangered is the wakeup call the government needs to stop logging its habitat.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Oct 2015


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Minister in the Dark on Swift Parrot Protection

It's extraordinary that Minister Groom could not answer questions in parliament today about Tasmanian plans to protect the swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2015


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Threatened Species Day

Threatened Species Day was marked on 7 September this year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2015


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Tasmania needs new Threatened Species Plan

Tomorrow's celebration of Threatened Species Day marks the 79th anniversary of the death of the last known thylacine. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Sep 2015


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Tassie Forests could get Logging Reprieve

The Greens welcome Minister Groom’s commitment to investigate whether Tasmania may apply for funding to stop logging the habitat of threatened species.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Aug 2015


Tasmanian Devil

Is Minister De-listing 12 Threatened Species?

Environment Minister, Matthew Groom, has not denied he intends to delist 12 native animal species from the Tasmanian List of Threatened Species.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Aug 2015


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No Action on Swift Parrots

Environment Minister Matthew Groom today washed his hands of the endangered Swift Parrot.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  25 Mar 2015


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Swift Parrot Habitat Risk

Environment Minister Matthew ignored expert scientific advice on Swift Parrot habitat in favour of the logging industry on at least three occasions.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  23 Mar 2015