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A Premier Serious About Resetting the Relationship Will Walk Away from Tarkine Tracks

It’s encouraging to hear Premier Gutwein sound genuine about reconciliation and land returns for this island’s First People.

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

Gutwein Must Step Up in National Reconciliation Week

After six years in government, no real progress has been made on returning land to Tasmanian Aboriginal people. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 May 2020

North West Doctors' Forest Protection Calls Must be Central to COVID-19 Recovery Plan

The plea from 23 GP's, registrars, and emergency doctors to protect Tasmania's high conservation value forests should be heeded by all Members of Parliament.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 May 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

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

Takayna/Tarkine Logging Madness Increases Climate and Bushfire Risk

The logging of ancient rainforest ecosystems in the Tarkine is utterly unjustifiable on environmental, social and economic grounds. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2020

Gutwein Must Intervene in Tarkine Destruction

The logging industry’s destruction of ancient rainforest in the takayna/Tarkine region is the first major test for Tasmania’s new Premier.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2020

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

Bob Brown Foundation and Patagaonia Environmental Petition

I have the great pleasure tonight to table the largest environmental petition in Australia's history.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Nov 2018

Respect for First Peoples Connection to Country

The Aboriginal Land Council’s calls for the West Coast Aboriginal landscape to be returned should be heard by both the Federal and State Governments.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Oct 2018

takayna/Tarkine - Opening of Four-wheel Drive Tracks

The Government's plan to re-open tracks through Aboriginal heritage in the takayna/Tarkine has been dealt a major blow by the federal environment department.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Oct 2017

Return of Kings Run Shows Community Leadership

The return of the late, great Geoff King's takayna property to Aboriginal ownership is an historic moment.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Oct 2017

takayna/Tarkine - Four-Wheel Drive Tracks

The recent bid to reopen four-wheel-drive tracks in the takayna/Tarkine details a host of major earthworks, rehabilitation and other engineering.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Sep 2017

Tarkine - Opening of Four-wheel Drive Tracks

Respected Aboriginal heritage expert Rocky Sainty has described the move to reopen four-wheel drive tracks as a deplorable intention.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Sep 2017

Tarkine - Opening of Four-wheel Drive Tracks

Rocky Sainty this morning sent out a statement condemning the Premier's decision to seek Commonwealth approval to reopen tracks in the Tarkine.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Sep 2017

Protection of Aboriginal Heritage

The establishment of this panel represents an important opportunity for healing and to improve outcomes for Tasmania's Aboriginal people.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Aug 2017

Reckless, Desperate Liberals No Respect for Aboriginal Heritage

The Premier is more concerned about the Liberals' prospects in Braddon than he is about 'resetting the relationship' with the Aboriginal community.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2017

Barnett Gets Hysterical Again

As the State election draws closer Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, is becoming more and more desperate and hysterical.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Aug 2017

Scott Jordan Announced as Greens' Lead Candidate for Braddon

I am today delighted to launch Tarkine defender, Burnie local and community volunteer, Scott Jordan, as the Tasmanian Greens' lead candidate for Braddon.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Jun 2017

Tarkine Forestry Regeneration Burn

Yesterday at 3.20 p.m. a forestry regeneration burn in the Tarkine escaped coupe TE008P on two points on its eastern boundary.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Apr 2017

Barnett Dismisses Escaped Tarkine Burn

The Minister for Resources did not answer the Greens' questions about the escaped Tarkine regeneration burn in Parliament today.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Apr 2017

Liberals Show Two Faces on Aboriginal Heritage

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Mar 2017

Barnett Exposed by his own Agency on Tarkine Logging

Forestry Tasmania’s own High Conservation Value forest maps identify the Tarkine as one of the richest high conservation value locations in the State.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Feb 2017

Protect the Tarkine for NW Jobs and Environment

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2017

Tarkine Tourism Future for NW, not Forest and Heritage Destruction

Environmentalists and members of the Aboriginal community gathered in the North West today to call for takayna/the Tarkine to be protected from destruction.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2017

Conservationists United, Call on Premier to Back Off HCV Forests

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Oct 2016

Logging of High Conservation Value Forests

The Government has announced plans to let loggers into 400 000 hectares of high conservation value, carbon-rich forests.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2016

Weak, Short-Sighted Liberals Set to Reignite Forest Wars

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Oct 2016

Liberals Declare War on High Conservation Value Forests

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Oct 2016

Taxpayer Money Wasted on Shameful Tarkine Tracks Court Case

The Liberals have shamelessly decided to reopen tracks in the Tarkine and allow off road vehicles back in to these sensitive archaeological sites.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Sep 2016

Tarkine Decision Gives Hodgman an Out

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Sep 2016

Minister Barnett in Cloud Cuckoo Land on FSC

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

Save the Tarkine Decision Welcome

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Aug 2016

takayna/Tarkine Still Under Threat

takanya, or Tarkine, is a place of deep cultural significance to Tasmanian Aboriginal people and recognised globally as a region of outstanding cultural value.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2016

Brand Integrity Requires More than Celebrity

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jul 2016

Hypocrisy from Premier on Aboriginal Heritage

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 May 2016

Fire Management and Planning Need Adequate Resources for Remote Fireys

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

Brooks Evasive on Shree Minerals, EPA Decision

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 May 2016

Brooks Evasive on Potential Political Interference with Shree

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 May 2016

Serious Questions Over Shree Permit

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 May 2016

Shree Permit Must be Cancelled

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

State and Federal Liberals Working Against Protection of Aboriginal Heritage

The takayna/Tarkine region is one of the world’s richest cultural heritage sites, with a human story that dates back some 40,000 years.

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

Liberals Determined to Damage and Divide on Aboriginal Heritage

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Mar 2016

Rylah's Divisive Comments Do Nothing to Reset the Relationship

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Mar 2016

Liberals Slapped Down by Federal Court on takayna/Tarkine Tracks

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

Premier Needs to Resist Caving to Pressure over Tarkine Tracks

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

Minister Harriss Attacks Under Parliamentary Privilege, Falls Flat on His Face

Minister Paul Harriss has fallen flat on his face after using parliamentary privilege to attack Bob Brown and Scott Jordan.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2015

Tarkine 4WD Travesty

Premier Will Hodgman must immediately halt his government's plan to reopen 4WD tracks in the Tarkine.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  8 Dec 2014

Invest in Maintaining State's Reputation

The Premier should be investing in maintaining Tasmania’s fantastic rating by the Lonely Planet Guide as fourth best place in the globe to visit.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  21 Oct 2014

Tarkine Insult

Braddon back-bencher should apologise to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community for her unfortunate and ignorant statements during Budget Estimates Scrutiny.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2014

Shree Minerals Drops Tarkine Mine Lease

Shree Minerals’ welcome Rebecca Creek exploration licence relinquishment should now help focus efforts into diversification of the north-west economy.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  1 Aug 2014

Mining Threat to Tarkine

Many people, including financial analysts, had warned that the iron ore market would drop.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  23 May 2014