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Tasmanian Forest Agreement

Greens Motion - Logging in Tasmanian Forest Agreement Second Tranche Forests

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2019

Logging in High Conservation Value Forests

Parliamentary Activity - The reason Tasmania's emissions profile looks as good as it does is in significant part due to the work of the conservation movement over decades because we got the loggers out of more than half a million hectares of high conservation...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Sep 2019

Hodgman Liberals Set to Log Carbon Bank Forests in Climate Emergency

Media Release - Following their failure to stand with young Tasmanians striking for a safe climate last Friday, the Premier and his Resources Minister today dealt young people another slap in the face with confirmation 356 000 hectares of carbon-dense...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Sep 2019

Leaked Polling Proves No Social Licence for Native Forest Logging

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Sep 2019

Labor Motion - Jobs and Investment

Parliamentary Activity - I am not going to talk on this very long, because it is such an inane motion. It is a waste of parliament's time, but there are just a few things that I want to say.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Sep 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Regional Infrastructure

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Deputy Speaker, I was quite surprised not to hear my colleague, the member for Braddon, Ms Dow, talk about the Greens policy that was adopted at the Labor State Conference, which is the royalties for regions policy, formulated by...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Sep 2019

Labor Motion - Unemployment and Jobs

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 7 Aug 2019

Estimates Reply - Minister Courtney

Parliamentary Activity - I rise to speak on the Estimates for the Minister for Resources with specific reference to the forestry portfolio because Dr Woodruff was at the table and did a great job scrutinising this minister's maladministration of the minerals part...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Jun 2019

Budget 2019-20 - Leadership for Young Tasmanians

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 May 2019

Bushfire Preparation and Response Capability

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Apr 2019

Liberals Claim Credit for Tasmanian Forest Agreement Emissions Reduction

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Apr 2018

Government Subsidies and Forestry Spin Continue Under Liberals

Media Release - 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 - 3 Nov 2017

Destruction and Waste Define Liberals' Forest Policy

Media Release - 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 - 2 Aug 2017

Forestry Bill - No Market for HCV Forest Products

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for RESOURCES, Mr BARNETTIn a public statement yesterday, head of the Forest Industries Association of Tasmania, Terry Edwards, stated in relation to his members:What is very clear to us is that they will...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Mar 2017

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

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Mar 2017

Forestry Bill - Potential Logging at Derby

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

Andrea Dawkins - 14 Mar 2017

Liberals Cynically Delay Two Controversial Bills Hoping MLC Mix Will Change

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' LeaderFacing 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...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Apr 2017

Liberals' Derby Hypocrisy

Media Release - 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 - 31 Mar 2017

Liberals' Forest Farce

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Forests spokespersonLegislation 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 - 14 Mar 2017

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

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' LeaderWith fish farming approved in East Coast waters despite the threat of environmental harm and community opposition, and loggers to be unleashed on High Conservation Value forests, the Liberals are making...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Feb 2017

Greens to Seek Meeting with Forest Stewardship Council

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokespersonThe 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...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Nov 2016

Liberals Can't Have it Both Ways on Wielangta

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokespersonThe 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.We welcome the upgrading...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Nov 2016

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

Please Explain Minister Barnett?

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 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

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

Farrell Family to Benefit from Liberal Pork Barreling

Media Release - 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 - 14 May 2016

Government Should Account for Forest Carbon

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokespersonWe 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 - 10 May 2016

Ministers Failing to Answer Questions on Notice

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I was flicking through the notices of question that arrived on our desk today.  It is disappointing to see the number of questions that were put on notice some time ago that...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Apr 2016

State of the State Address in Reply

Media Release - 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 - 15 Mar 2016

Farewell Paul Harriss

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokespersonThe 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 - 17 Feb 2016

Incompetent, Divisive Forests Minister Must Resign

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokespersonResources Minister, Paul Harriss, is presiding over a debacle in his portfolio and all of it, his own making.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Jan 2016

Harriss in Denial on TWWHA Logging

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokespersonResources Minister, Paul Harriss, has made it clear the government plans to blunder on and log in protected areas, including the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA), in...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Sep 2015

Minister Harriss Misleading over Forest Industry

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokesperson Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, used Question Time this morning to rule out the bizarre idea of woodchip exports from Hobart’s wharf, but continued to maintain the pretence that...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Sep 2015

Minister Harriss being Deliberately Deceitful over WHA Logging

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderResources Minister, Paul Harriss’s ridiculous claim that the Greens supported logging in the World Heritage Area does not stand up to scrutiny.  He is, again, being deceitful and divisive for base political...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Jul 2015

TFA Money Shouldn't Be Used For Logging

Media Release -  Offensive Use of TFA Industry Restructure  Monies to Entrench Native Forest Logging

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