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Gutwein Government Dog Whistling to Pro-Logging Thugs

Media Release - Within 24 hours of the Gutwein Government abusing the law to target peaceful protesters in the Tarkine, pro-logging thugs violently attacked those same peaceful protesters overnight.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Feb 2020

Forest Defenders Making a Difference in takayna

Media Release - The presence of activists in takayna/Tarkine is clearly making a big impact on planned logging operations in the region.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Feb 2020

Takayna/Tarkine Logging Madness Increases Climate and Bushfire Risk

Media Release - The logging of ancient rainforest ecosystems in the Tarkine is utterly unjustifiable on environmental, social and economic grounds, yet it is accelerating under the Gutwein Government. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Feb 2020

Gutwein Must Intervene in Tarkine Destruction

Media Release - The logging industry’s destruction of ancient rainforest in the takayna/Tarkine region is the first major test for Tasmania’s new Premier and Climate Change Minister Peter Gutwein.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Feb 2020

Greens Condemn Sumac Forest Attack

Media Release - 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 - 15 May 2019

Adjournment - Bob Brown Foundation and Patagaonia Environmental Petition

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I have the great pleasure tonight to table the largest environmental petition in Australia's history. It is not in the correct form of the House -Madam SPEAKER - You need to seek...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Nov 2018

Respect for First Peoples Connection to Country

Media Release - 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 - 2 Oct 2018

takayna/Tarkine - Opening of Four-wheel Drive Tracks

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for ENVIRONMENT and PARKS, Ms ARCHER

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Oct 2017

Return of Kings Run Shows Community Leadership

Media Release - The return of the late, great Geoff King's takayna property to Aboriginal ownership is both an historic moment and an important step towards ensuring Geoff's legacy of care for that extraordinary, wild coastline lives on.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Oct 2017

takayna/Tarkine - Four-Wheel Drive Tracks

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMANLast Friday afternoon's referral to the federal minister to reopen four-wheel-drive tracks on the Aboriginal cultural landscape of the takayna/Tarkine coastline details a host of major earthworks...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Sep 2017

Tarkine - Opening of Four-wheel Drive Tracks

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Sep 2017

Tarkine - Opening of Four-wheel Drive Tracks

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMANOne of Tasmania's most respected Aboriginal Heritage experts and community leaders, Rocky Sainty, this morning sent out a blistering statement condemning your decision to seek Commonwealth...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Sep 2017

Protection of Aboriginal Heritage

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Aug 2017

Reckless, Desperate Liberals No Respect for Aboriginal Heritage

Media Release - It is now patently clear 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 - 9 Sep 2017

Barnett Gets Hysterical Again

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Aug 2017

Scott Jordan Announced as Greens' Lead Candidate for Braddon

Media Release - As Greens Leader, 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 - 27 Jun 2017

Tarkine Forestry Regeneration Burn

Parliamentary Activity - Yesterday at 3.20 p.m. a forestry regeneration burn in the Tarkine escaped coupe TE008P on two points on its eastern boundary and moved into adjacent high conservation value forest, still protected in the Tasmanian Reserve Estate.

Andrea Dawkins - 5 Apr 2017

Barnett Dismisses Escaped Tarkine Burn

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Environment spokespersonThe Minister for Resources did not answer the Greens' questions about the escaped Tarkine regeneration burn in Parliament today.It's clear he was either refusing to answer the question,...

- 5 Apr 2017

Liberals Show Two Faces on Aboriginal Heritage

Media Release - Amendments to the Aboriginal Relics Act are an improvement on the current, racist legislation, but the bill tabled in Parliament today is both a lost opportunity and a clear sign that the Liberals wear two faces on Aboriginal heritage...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Mar 2017

Barnett Exposed by his own Agency on Tarkine Logging

Media Release - 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 - 11 Feb 2017

Protect the Tarkine for NW Jobs and Environment

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Tourism spokespersonToday's news that Forestry roading in the Trowutta Blackwood forests directly threatens nesting habitat for the Wedge-tailed eagle is alarming.   All practices must be stopped immediately and...

- 10 Feb 2017

Tarkine Tourism Future for NW, not Forest and Heritage Destruction

Media Release - 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 - 5 Feb 2017

Conservationists United, Call on Premier to Back Off HCV Forests

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 Oct 2016

Logging of High Conservation Value Forests

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for RESOURCES, Mr BARNETT

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Oct 2016

Weak, Short-Sighted Liberals Set to Reignite Forest Wars

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokespersonThrough their contemptuous, fact-poor responses to Greens' questions today, the Premier and the Resources Minister have confirmed the Liberals plan to let the loggers in to 400 000...

- 13 Oct 2016

Liberals Declare War on High Conservation Value Forests

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokespersonThe Hodgman Liberals today declared war on 400 000 hectares of Tasmania's globally significant, carbon rich forests which were set aside under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement to be...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Oct 2016

Taxpayer Money Wasted on Shameful Tarkine Tracks Court Case

Parliamentary Activity - The Liberals' decision to reopen the 4WD tracks along the Tarkine coast and then engage in a lengthy, taxpayer funded court process against the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre flies in the face of 'resetting the relationship' with Aboriginal...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Sep 2016

Tarkine Decision Gives Hodgman an Out

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Aboriginal Affairs spokespersonToday's Federal Court decision gives Premier Hodgman the opportunity to do the right thing by Tasmania's Aboriginal community and pull out of the case to reopen Tarkine...

- 16 Sep 2016

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

Save the Tarkine Decision Welcome

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens commend the Full Court of the Supreme Court on its unanimous decision to dismiss the Liberal Government's appeal, and order to the Minister to provide a statement of reasons for the decision to grant mining leases for...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Aug 2016

takayna/Tarkine Still Under Threat

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Agrees that the 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 - 18 Aug 2016

Brand Integrity Requires More than Celebrity

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader The Tasmanian Greens welcome the appointment of Ray Martin as a Brand Ambassador for the State but we caution an over-reliance on celebrity at a time when the brand is under threat from Liberal policy.

- 5 Jul 2016

Hypocrisy from Premier on Aboriginal Heritage

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 May 2016

Fire Management and Planning Need Adequate Resources for Remote Fireys

Parliamentary Activity - Motion calling on the Hodgman Government to properly fund the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, enabling it to retain its experienced remote firefighters and to undertake effective fire management planning and operations throughout the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 May 2016

Brooks Evasive on Shree Minerals, EPA Decision

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 24 May 2016Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for MINING, Mr BROOKS[10.28 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 May 2016

Brooks Evasive on Potential Political Interference with Shree

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Mining spokespersonMining Minister Adam Brooks still has questions to answer over potential political interference in the EPA's decision to give Shree Minerals the legal equivalent of a talking-to for...

- 24 May 2016

Serious Questions Over Shree Permit

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Mining spokespersonThere are serious questions to be answered about the Environment Protection Authority's decision to allow Shree Minerals to apply for a new permit to operate their Nelson River mine...

- 21 May 2016

Shree Permit Must be Cancelled

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Mining spokespersonIn the wake of news that Shree Minerals has failed to clean up its acid producing waste after fifteen months, it's reasonable to ask why the company's once biggest cheerleader, now...

- 18 May 2016

State and Federal Liberals Working Against Protection of Aboriginal Heritage

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes 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.(2)           Notes that, in recognition...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2016

Liberals Determined to Damage and Divide on Aboriginal Heritage

Media Release - Tasmanian taxpayers will fork out for expensive lawyers to support the Hodgman Government’s bid to persuade the full bench of the Federal Court that off road vehicles won’t damage priceless Aboriginal heritage in the Tarkine.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Mar 2016

Rylah's Divisive Comments Do Nothing to Reset the Relationship

Media Release - When Braddon MP, Joan Rylah, tabled her Notice of Motion in Parliament yesterday it was designed to divide the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, over the Liberals' plan to re-open 4WD tracks in Arthur Pieman Conservation Area.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Mar 2016

Liberals Slapped Down by Federal Court on takayna/Tarkine Tracks

Media Release - The Hodgman Liberals have been embarrassed nationally by today's Federal Court decision to uphold the ban on re-opening off-road vehicle tracks along the takayna/Tarkine coast.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Mar 2016

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

Media Release - Nick McKim MP | Greens Resources spokespersonMinister Paul Harriss has fallen flat on his face after using parliamentary privilege to attack Bob Brown and Scott Jordan.

- 11 Jun 2015

Invest in Maintaining State's Reputation

Media Release - Instead of gloating the Premier, Will Hodgman, should be investing in maintaining Tasmania’s fantastic rating by the Lonely Planet Guide as fourth best place in the globe to visit, by immediately calling a halt to mad proposal to export...

- 21 Oct 2014