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Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Wilderness Defenders Will Never Give Up on Lake Malbena

The development at Halls Island in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park is a travesty of proper process.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Jul 2020

Hapless DPIPWE Secretary Reduced to Pleas for Departmental Loyalty

DPIPWE Secretary, Tim Baker, has been reduced to begging disaffected staff to show loyalty to Parks Manager, Jason Jacobi.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Jul 2020

Liberals' Feral Deer Mismanagement a Growing Threat

Tasmania’s feral deer numbers are increasing due to State Government policy that encourages population growth.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2020

Liberals Must Release Details of All EOI Proposals

Tasmanians have a right to know what their government is doing on their behalf – especially when it comes to public lands.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Jan 2020

Illegal Clearing in TWWHA Must Be Investigated

The illegal tracking cutting on the shores of Lake Malbena in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park and adjoining lakes is a scandal and a crime against nature.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Jan 2020

Lake Malbena Decision a Mess of the Liberals' Making

The Federal Court’s has decided to set aside the determination that the Lake Malbena proposal was not a ‘controlled action’.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Nov 2019

Reserve Activity Assessment Process for Developments in Parks

Understands Tasmania’s National Parks and Reserves are protected for their outstanding natural and cultural values.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Oct 2019

EOI Process in National Parks and Reserves

Cassy O'Connor speaks against the Liberals' motion to support the Liberals' EOI Process for tourism developments in Parks and Reserves.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Oct 2019

Commonwealth Funding for Bushfire Protection

Cassy O'Connor questions the Premier over why he has failed to request additional firefighting funding from the Australian Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Oct 2019

TWWHA Tourism Master Plan Under Conflict of Interest Cloud

The Liberals’ corrupted EOI process for tourism development within Parks and Reserves is under yet another cloud.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 May 2019

Climate-Related Fire Events - Resourcing

Last Friday, an estimated 8000 passionate, frightened young Tasmanians gathered on parliament's lawns to demand action on climate.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Mar 2019

Private Developer Given Tick for Development in the Walls of Jerusalem

The Liberals’ planned death by a thousand cuts for Tasmania’s wilderness took a step forward today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Sep 2018

Redneck Liberals Open National Parks and World Heritage Area for Hunting

It’s clear the Liberals have once again kowtowed to the powerful shooting lobby.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Aug 2018

Address in Reply

We are committed to working constructively and being part of a reformist, energised and visionary parliament for the people of Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 May 2018

TWWHA Tourism Master Plan

The U.N. World Heritage Committee’s has expressed strong concern over commercial exploitation of the TWWHA.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 May 2018

Environment and Parks Last in State Budget

The State Budget, like the Liberals’ previous Budgets, has an obvious loser - our environment and Parks.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  26 May 2017

Salmon Farming - Damage to World Heritage Area in Macquarie Harbour

Huon Aquaculture revealed evidence that the Macquarie Harbour salmon farming dead zone has spread one kilometre into the TWWHA.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Mar 2017

Groom's Refusal to Confirm Salmon Destock After World Heritage Damage

Minister Groom refused to confirm Tassal will meet the EPA deadline of April 15 and have all their fish out of Franklin lease in Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Apr 2017

Liberals Required to Act on TWWHA Damage to Macquarie Harbour

Environment Minister, Matthew Groom must protect the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area from further damage from salmon farming.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Mar 2017

2017 State of the State Address in Reply

We are now living through a time when the environmental challenges we are facing as an island and as a community are very, very significant.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Mar 2017

One Year After Devastating Fires, Sluggish Response from Hodgman Government

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jan 2017

TWWHA Bushfire Report Confirms Urgent Need for Fire Fighting Investment

The Greens welcome Dr Tony Press’ Report into last January’s fires in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Dec 2016

Liberals Prioritise Presentation over Preservation in the TWWHA

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Dec 2016

Call for No Commercial Tourism in Protected Areas

Recognition of the outstanding universal value of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and its globally significant natural and cultural values.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016

Greens Release Sensible Guide for Tourism in Protected Areas

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Sep 2016

Centenary of National Parks Highlights Failures of Minister

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Aug 2016

Support for Great Western Tiers National Park Inside TWWHA

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Aug 2016

World Heritage Committee Request Must be Heard

The Greens welcome the World Heritage Committee's request to implement the recommendations of their expert mission.

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

Groom Can't Ignore Planning Commission on TWWHA

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

State Budget: Address in Reply

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016

State Budget 2016: Parks Funding Slashed and Burnt

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

Parks Minister Exposed for Gutting PWS Bushfire Funding

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

Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget

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

Government Must Provide More Time for Consultation on State Planning Provisions

The Draft State Planning Provisions (SPPs) fail to prioritise the interests of the community, and protection of the environment, ahead of development interests.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016

Fire Management and Planning Need Adequate Resources for Remote Fireys

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 May 2016

Sustainable Tourism Way Forward for Tassie

The Greens welcome the visitors that are coming to our shores, but warn the government to protect our wild places and regional communities from ruin.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  12 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Libs Cut TWWHA Management Funding by $3.4m

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 May 2016

Savage Cuts to Protection of Tasmanian Wilderness

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 May 2016

Liberals See Tasmania's Wilderness Only For its Economic Value

The budget papers show a massive cut to Commonwealth funding for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016

No Respect From Disinterested Liberal Ministers

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

State Fire Commission Report

Rosalie discusses the report on the inquiry into the State Fire Commission, and the Greens' dissenting report.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Apr 2016

Liberal Member for Braddon Shows Ignorance on Forestry Burns

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

Bushfire Inquiry A Whitewash

The Bushfire Inquiry findings paint over the devastation of the summer bushfires in the World Heritage Area. It's as though they never existed.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2016

Greens' Response to Announcement of New Political Group

The beauty of a democracy is that any group of concerned citizens can speak up and establish organisations to represent their concerns.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Apr 2016

TWWHA Still in Limbo

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

Hodgman Liberals in Embarrassing World Heritage Backdown

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

Burning Questions Unanswered over TWWHA Fires

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

State of the State Address in Reply

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

Premier Fails to Address the Biggest Issue in State of the State

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Mar 2016

Has Groom Breached the Ministerial Code of Conduct?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Mar 2016

Premier Misses Opportunity to Replace Groom

The Premier has missed a golden opportunity to place the Energy portfolio in the hands of a competent Minister in this time of energy crisis.

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

A 'Review' into TWWHA Fires is a Cop Out

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Feb 2016

Significant Resourcing Needed to Save Alpine Wilderness

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Jan 2016

Groom's EOI Process a Shambles

Parks Minister, Matthew Groom, again has egg on his face, this time over his headlong rush to develop in Tasmania's National Parks and World Heritage Area.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Nov 2015

Liberal Greenwash Won't Fool Lonely Planet

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Nov 2015

Lonely Planet Hits Out at Hodgman Government

Travel Bible Lonely Planet has advised travellers to get in quick or miss out on Tasmania's pristine wilderness, "before compromises are made".

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Nov 2015

Groom Content to Pillage TWWHA

Minister Groom's obfuscating and empty statements about 'traditional industries' in question time reveal a stunning disregard for Tasmania's protected places.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Sep 2015

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

Liberals Caught in World Heritage Bind of Their Own Making

The Hodgman Government is delusional if it believes it can negotiate with the UNESCO World Heritage committee to allow logging and mining in the TWWHA.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Sep 2015

Heritage No Excuse for Logging the TWWHA

Senator Colbeck's comments supporting selective logging in the World Heritage Area are offensive, and use of heritage as a transparent disguise is laughable.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  7 Jul 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

Mining Ban needs to be in WHA Management Plan as Government Ignores United Nations on Logging and Tenure

The government’s claim that it is not planning to conduct ‘broad-scale logging’ in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area does not stand up to scrutiny.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  3 Jul 2015

United Nations Slaps Down Groom on WHA Logging and Mining

The United Nations has humiliated the state government by slapping down its plans to log and mine inside the TWWHA.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  2 Jul 2015

Liberals Forest Council in Disarray

Forests Minister Paul Harriss has been exposed by members of his own Ministerial Advisory Council on Forestry as having no plan for Forestry Tasmania.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  19 Jun 2015

Hunt Leaves State Government Isolated on World Heritage Area Logging and Mining

The Commonwealth Environment Minister Greg Hunt has left the Tasmanian government completely isolated in its plan to allow logging and mining in the TWWHA.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  27 Jun 2015

Premier's Claims on Wilderness Logging & Mining Beggar Belief

Premier Will Hodgman has claimed today in Budget Estimates that logging and mining can be conducted in wilderness areas without compromising wilderness values.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  9 Jun 2015

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage

The World Heritage Committee demonstrated a complete lack of trust in the government's capacity to protect the Outstanding Universal Values of the area.

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Jun 2015

TWWHA Draft Management Plan

The draft management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area has embarrassed Tasmania on the international stage.

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Jun 2015

Minister Should Support Public Hearings on Draft TWWHA Plan

Minister Groom should support public hearings into his draft management plan for the TWWHA at the Tasmanian Planning Commission.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  3 Jun 2015

World Heritage Committee lacks trust in Hodgman and Abbott Governments

The Tasmanian Government's proposal to allow logging and mining in the World Heritage Area has prompted an extraordinary response from the United Nations.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  30 May 2015

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Minister Matthew Groom has failed to address key concerns about his draft management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  1 Apr 2015

Tourism Industry Wilderness Support Welcome

The Greens welcome many aspects of the TICT’s submission, in particular its opposition to logging and mining.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  20 Mar 2015

Secrecy Continues Over Wilderness Developments

Minister Groom has refused to rule out public subsidies or peppercorn lease arrangements for developers in Tasmania's wilderness.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  4 Mar 2015

Developments in Parks Concerns

Minister Matthew Groom’s unprecedented attack on wilderness continues as he ignores the current World Heritage Area Management Plan.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  20 Feb 2015

No Secret Deals for Tassie's WHA!

Minister for Parks Matthew Groom's claim that he is being open and transparent is laughable.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  14 Feb 2015

Developments in Parks Secrecy

The government’s secret process to encourage development of Tasmania’s wilderness continues.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2015

Draft WHA Plan Disastrous

The Liberals' Draft World Heritage Area management plan is a disaster for Tasmania's World Heritage Area.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  15 Jan 2015

Tasmanian Parks & Reserves

The agreement between the tourism industry and the Parks Service is a dangerous shift in the way Tasmania's World Heritage Area and National Parks are managed.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  7 Dec 2014

Threat to National Parks

History has shown that the Greens were right to champion our protected areas as a key foundation for the tourism sector.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  16 Sep 2014

World Heritage Area Decision Welcome

All Tony Abbott, egged on by his state counterparts, has achieved is turn the glare of the international spotlight on Tasmania.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  24 Jun 2014

World Heritage Area

The Federal and State Liberal parties must let go of their ideologically driven push to undermine Tasmania’s internationally acclaimed World Heritage Area.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  8 Jun 2014

WHA Forests

Today’s public rally sends a loud message to the Federal Liberal government to accept the area’s current protected status.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  21 May 2014

World Heritage Area

The two World Heritage expert bodies have each sent an unequivocal recommendation not to delist areas from Tasmania’s World Heritage Area.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  19 May 2014

Forest Protection

Last year’s minor boundary extension to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) has been vindicated.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  15 May 2014