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Tasmanian Forest Agreement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, with the GBE's annual report revealing taxpayers subsidised a $27 million operational loss.

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

Destruction and Waste Define Liberals' Forest Policy

Given the history of enormous waste of sawlog quality and rainforest timber in the industrial wood chipping era, the TWS finding - that 6 out of 10 rainforest trees would be wasted under the Liberal plan - rings true.

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

Forestry Bill - No Market for HCV Forest Products

The industry has condemned the Government's plan to log 356 000 hectares of high conservation value forest that was set aside from protection under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement, an agreement they negotiated and signed up to in good faith.

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

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 that was set aside for protection under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.

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

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

Liberals Cynically Delay Two Controversial Bills Hoping MLC Mix Will Change

Facing a storm of stakeholder and community condemnation and defeat in the Legislative Council, the Hodgman Liberals have cynically delayed debate on two divisive, contentious pieces of legislation until after the 3 May Legislative Council...

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

Liberals' Derby Hypocrisy

The Greens are strong supporters of the World Enduro Series, and the thriving mountain bike industry in and around Derby, set up with grants from the now-torn up Tasmanian Forest Agreement.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  31 Mar 2017

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

As Labor cheers the Liberals on from the opposition benches, 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

Greens to Seek Meeting with Forest Stewardship Council

The Tasmanian Greens will seek a meeting with the Forest Stewardship Council to ensure they are fully informed about the Liberals' plan to allow loggers in to 357 000 hectares of high conservation value forests.

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

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

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 threats issued by the Hodgman Government.

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

Please Explain Minister Barnett?

The Government is threatening to allow loggers into the 400 000 hectares of high conservation value forests that were independently verified and set aside under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 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 in places such as Bruny, Wielangta, the Blue Tier, north-east highlands and the Tarkine.

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

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 which were set aside under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.

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

Farrell Family to Benefit from Liberal Pork Barreling

With the Federal Liberals splashing public money on unapproved private developments in Tasmania's reserves, questions need to be answered about an apparent perversion of process and their priorities.

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

Government Should Account for Forest Carbon

We welcome updated carbon accounting on the potential climate and monetary value of Tasmania’s forests, in a report produced by TreeMod and released today by The Wilderness Society.

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

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

State of the State Address in Reply

Madam Speaker, I have read a fair portion of the histories, including Professor Henry Reynolds’ landmark work, ‘The Fate of a Free People’, and recognise that a systemic erasure of Aboriginal Tasmanians in the birth records took place.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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