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Mining and Minerals

MMG wants expand its tailings dam to make this globally-important rainforest area into a toxic tailings dump - that is what they want to do.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Sep 2023

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Aboriginal Affairs – Four-Wheel Driving in takayna

Are you aware of concerns about the degradation of the cultural landscapes by four-wheel driving in takayna?

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Jun 2023

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Takayna Being Trashed on Jaensch’s Watch 

The takayna coast is lutruwita’s richest, most significant Aboriginal cultural heritage landscape and among the world’s most significant archaeological sites.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Apr 2023

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

takayna / Tarkine

As for calling the Tarkine/takayna the 'so-called Tarkine', poor Mr Young does not know his history and does not understand the facts.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Mar 2023

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Plibersek Meets Miners, Denies Environmentalists

The Greens welcome Tanya Plibersek's visit to Tasmania, but are concerned to see Tanya Plibersek spending her time lining up with the resources industry

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 2022

Gutwein Backs in Mining Industry Over Ancient Huon Pine Forest

An extraordinary find by bushwalkers on the Wilson River in takayna recently, has exposed the terrible flaws in the way that stunning, wild country is managed.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Mar 2022

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Bob Brown Foundation RTI Confirms Barnett Misled Parliament

Documents obtained under Right to Information by the Bob Brown Foundation clearly show Minister for Resources, Guy Barnett misled the Tasmanian Parliament.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Dec 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Motion of No Confidence in Minister for Resources

Motion of no confidence in Minister for Resources

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2021

Planning Documents

Approval of Mine Lease for MMG

Resources minister, Guy Barnett, has admitted he unlawfully approved a mining lease in takayna

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2021

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Parks - Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area

There's $10 million, I understand, put into the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area and stopping four wheel drives from trashing that unique heritage.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Sep 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Venture Minerals’ Hit and Run on Tarkine Mine

Guy Barnett,has some questions to answer over Venture Minerals’ announcement today the company is suspending all operations, due to falling iron ore prices.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Sep 2021

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Takayna Tracks Decision at Last

The Gutwein Government has finally decided not to press ahead with reopening three four wheel drive tracks in takayna/Tarkine

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Aug 2021

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Liberals Must Publicly Commit to Close takayna Tracks

Being non-committal about the need to protect tens of thousands of years of Aboriginal heritage is not good enough.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Jul 2021

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Takayna Tracks Decision

After five years of stress for Aboriginal Tasmanians, and half a million dollars of public money down the drain on court costs, the takayna coast is safe.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Jul 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Gutwein Government Must Direct MMG to Leave takayna/Tarkine Rainforest

The Gutwein Government needs to step in urgently and direct MMG to halt all work in this forest and comply with the Federal Environment Department’s decision.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jul 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

takayna / the Tarkine

It is an ancient landscape shaped by the people who have lived there for tens of thousands of years.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

takayna / the Tarkine

The cool temperate rainforest within the Tarkine area is significant for our understanding of evolutionary processes.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

MMG - Alternative Sites for Tailings Dam

Tasmania Police has confirmed no offence was committed and has returned the cameras used by BBF.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2021

Tasmanian Devil

Endangered and Threatened Species, Tarkine

The carcass was roadkill. It was strung up so that it could not be eaten. It is about the scent and attracting threatened and endangered species there.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Jun 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Bob Brown Foundation Forest Defenders

These are forests that have been independently verified as having world heritage and national heritage value.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Jun 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Anthony Houston, a Tasmanian Hero

Today, high profile farmer Anthony Houston has joined the blockade - a sign this campaign is entering the mainstream.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Jun 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Barnett’s takayna Destruction Tour with Police Escort

Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, is a mining industry shill who apparently needs police protection to visit the takayna/Tarkine. Such courage.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Jun 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Takayna/Tarkine Must Be Protected from Toxic Mine Dump

The proposed MMG tailings dam would dump millions of tonnes of toxic waste in World and National Heritage forests in takayna/Tarkine

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Jun 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Greens Back BBF Court Challenge on Takayna Trail

The Greens support the Bob Brown Foundation’s court challenge to Forestry Tasmania, who have refused public land access for the takayna Trail ultra-marathon.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Feb 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Takayna Trail 2021 Must Go Ahead for NW Economy

FT are working against the interests of the North West community by denying organisers of the takayna Trail 2021 access to the public lands they manage.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Treasury – Takayna/Tarkine Tracks

At the end of NAIDOC Week when we looked in the Budget papers we saw a $300 000 allocation to advance the tracks through the Tarkine.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020

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Aboriginal Flag - Permanent Presence above Parliament House

Aboriginal heritage protection is still often treated as an afterthought or, at worst, ignored in place like the Tarkine.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Nov 2020

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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

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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

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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

Protest, Climate Emergency

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

Protest, Climate Emergency

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

Bushfire, Burned Forest

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

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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

Protest, Climate Emergency

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 May 2019

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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

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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

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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

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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

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Liberals Show Two Faces on Aboriginal Heritage

The bill tabled in Parliament today is both a lost opportunity and a clear sign that the Liberals wear two faces on Aboriginal heritage issues.

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

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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

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Protect the Tarkine for NW Jobs and Environment

Today's news that Forestry roading in the Trowutta Blackwood forests directly threatens nesting habitat for the Wedge-tailed eagle is alarming.

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

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Conservationists United, Call on Premier to Back Off HCV Forests

The conservation movement stands united to protect Tasmania's high conservation value forests and precious clean, green brand from the Hodgman Government.

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

Bruny Island Lighthouse

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

Bruny Island Lighthouse

Weak, Short-Sighted Liberals Set to Reignite Forest Wars

Forests in places like Bruny Island, Wielangta, the Blue Tier, North East Highlands and the Tarkine are now under direct threat from Will Hodgman's government.

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

Bruny Island Lighthouse

Liberals Declare War on High Conservation Value Forests

The Hodgman Liberals today declared war on 400 000 hectares of Tasmania's globally significant, carbon rich forests.

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

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Tarkine Decision Gives Hodgman an Out

Today's Federal Court decision gives Premier Hodgman the opportunity to do the right thing and pull out of the case to reopen Tarkine tracks.

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

Swift Parrot

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

Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Save the Tarkine Decision Welcome

The Tasmanian Greens commend the Full Court of the Supreme Court on its unanimous decision to dismiss the Government's appeal.

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

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Brand Integrity Requires More than Celebrity

The Tasmanian Greens welcome the appointment of Ray Martin as a Brand Ambassador for the State.

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

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Hypocrisy from Premier on Aboriginal Heritage

The Premier rightly condemned the vandalism of priceless Aboriginal rock art, yet is fighting in the courts for vandalism to continue in the Tarkine.

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


Brooks Evasive on Shree Minerals, EPA Decision

When Mr Brooks in opposition he was the loudest cheerleader for Shree Minerals. He talked them up as the saviour of the north-west coast.

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


Brooks Evasive on Potential Political Interference with Shree

Mr Brooks attempted to clarify that neither his staff nor his Department were involved in the EPA's response to Shree's failure.

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


Serious Questions Over Shree Permit

There are serious questions to be answered about the Environment Protection Authority's decision to allow Shree Minerals to apply for a new permit.

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


Shree Permit Must be Cancelled

It's reasonable to ask why the company's once biggest cheerleader, now Mining Minister, Adam Brooks, is missing in action.

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

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Liberals Determined to Damage and Divide on Aboriginal Heritage

Tasmanian taxpayers will fork out for expensive lawyers to support the Hodgman Government’s bid to persuade the full bench of the Federal Court.

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

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Rylah's Divisive Comments Do Nothing to Reset the Relationship

When Braddon MP, Joan Rylah, tabled her Notice of Motion in Parliament yesterday it was designed to divide the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.

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

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Liberals Slapped Down by Federal Court on takayna/Tarkine Tracks

The Hodgman Liberals have been embarrassed by the Federal Court's upholding of the ban on re-opening off-road vehicle tracks along the takayna/Tarkine coast.

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

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Premier Needs to Resist Caving to Pressure over Tarkine Tracks

If the Premier is serious about resetting the relationship with Aboriginal Tasmanians he will resist pressure from a noisy minority to reopen 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

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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