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Tasmanian Forest Agreement


Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Logging in Tasmanian Forest Agreement Second Tranche Forests

Cassy O'Connor moves a motion to protect the 356 000 hectares of Tasmanian Forest Agreement second tranche reserve forests.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2019


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Logging in High Conservation Value Forests

The reason Tasmania's emissions profile looks as good as it does is in significant part due to the work of the conservation movement.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Sep 2019


Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Hodgman Liberals Set to Log Carbon Bank Forests in Climate Emergency

The Premier today dealt young people another slap in the face with confirmation 356 000 hectares of forests will be opened to logging.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Sep 2019


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Leaked Polling Proves No Social Licence for Native Forest Logging

The Hodgman Liberals remain committed to logging 356,000 hectares of forests that were set aside for protection under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Sep 2019


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Jobs and Investment

This motion is nothing more than positioning and politicking. It is riddled with untruths, as was Ms White's speech on the motion.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Sep 2019


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Regional Infrastructure

There is a sickness and a rot at the core of the Labor Party federally, and in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Sep 2019


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Unemployment and Jobs

Treasurer, I do not have a handkerchief big enough to mop up the crocodile tears you just shed for the children of forest workers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Aug 2019


Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Estimates Reply - Minister Courtney

In 2015, the first FFC audit was handed down and it found that Forestry Tasmania was critically non-compliant in a number of areas.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2019


Electric Car

Budget 2019-20 - Leadership for Young Tasmanians

Your Budget paints the bleakest of futures for young Tasmanians. It is a budget devoid of what most young Tasmanians needed to hear from their leader.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 May 2019


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Bushfire Preparation and Response Capability

This week a very hot bushfire at Dolphin Sands on the east coast started from an out-of-season planned burn-off.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Apr 2019


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Liberals Claim Credit for Tasmanian Forest Agreement Emissions Reduction

The breathtaking hypocrisy of the Liberals talking up Tasmania's lower emissions profile cannot go unanswered.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2018


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Government Subsidies and Forestry Spin Continue Under Liberals

The Liberals' promise to end the subsidies to Forestry Tasmania has again been exposed as a lie.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Nov 2017


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Destruction and Waste Define Liberals' Forest Policy

The Wilderness Society's (TWS) analysis of the Draft rainforest logging plan reaffirms the rampant anti-environmentalism of the Hodgman Liberals.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Aug 2017


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Forestry Bill - No Market for HCV Forest Products

The industry has condemned the Government's plan to log forest that was set aside from protection under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Mar 2017


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Forest Industries Association of Tasmania's Objections to the Forestry Bill

The Government has consistently claimed the industry needs access to the 356 000 hectares of high conservation value forest set aside under the TFA.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Mar 2017


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Forestry Bill - Potential Logging at Derby

The growth in Derby visitation has increased by 250 per cent in the past two years.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Mar 2017


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Liberals Cynically Delay Two Controversial Bills Hoping MLC Mix Will Change

Outside the Liberal Cabinet, there is almost zero support for these Bills and a high degree of understanding about the damage they could cause if passed.

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


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Liberals' Derby Hypocrisy

The Greens are strong supporters of the World Enduro Series, and the thriving mountain bike industry in and around Derby.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  31 Mar 2017


Three Capes Track, Tasmania

Liberals' Forest Farce

Legislation to allow logging in some of the most high conservation value, carbon rich forests on the planet was tabled in State Parliament today. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Mar 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Fish Farms and Forests - State Election Will be a Referendum on the Environment

Only the Greens will be there to stand up for Tasmania's environment and stand with communities determined to protect it.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Feb 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Greens to Seek Meeting with Forest Stewardship Council

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


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Liberals Can't Have it Both Ways on Wielangta

The Tasmanian Greens look forward to the Liberals ruling out logging in the Wielangta forest as they have with the Tasman forests near the Three Capes Walk.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Nov 2016


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Conservationists United, Call on Premier to Back Off HCV Forests

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


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Please Explain Minister Barnett?

The Government is threatening to allow loggers into the 400 000 hectares of high conservation value forests.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 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

Liberals Declare War on High Conservation Value Forests

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


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Farrell Family to Benefit from Liberal Pork Barreling

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 May 2016


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Government Should Account for Forest Carbon

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 May 2016


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Ministers Failing to Answer Questions on Notice

It is disappointing to see the number of questions that were put on notice some time ago that have not yet been answered by ministers.

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


Bushfire, Burned Forest

State of the State Address in Reply

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens MPs, I pay respect to the palawa/pakana people of Tasmania, to their treasured elders, past and present.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Mar 2016


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Farewell Paul Harriss

The resignation of Paul Harriss from the Ministry and the Parliament is good news and an acknowledgement of the flawed "forests policy" of this Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Feb 2016


Protest, Climate Emergency

Incompetent, Divisive Forests Minister Must Resign

Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, is presiding over a debacle in his portfolio and all of it, his own making.

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


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Harriss in Denial on TWWHA Logging

Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, has made it clear the government plans to blunder on and log in protected areas.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Sep 2015


Hobart, Tasmania

Minister Harriss Misleading over Forest Industry

Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, used Question Time this morning to rule out the bizarre idea of woodchip exports from Hobart’s wharf.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Sep 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Minister Harriss being Deliberately Deceitful over WHA Logging

Resources Minister, Paul Harriss’s ridiculous claim that the Greens supported logging in the World Heritage Area does not stand up to scrutiny.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Jul 2015


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

TFA Money Shouldn't Be Used For Logging

Commonwealth money was allocated to assist buying people out of an unviable forestry industry, not to once again entrench logging of native forests.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  4 Sep 2014


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Edwards walks from TFA

Terry Edwards of the Forestry Industry Association of Tasmania has gone against his signed commitment and walked away from the forestry peace deal.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  22 Mar 2014