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Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Liberals and Labor Back Secretive Wilderness Destruction

Revelations there are 60 Expressions of Interest for tourist developments in public protected areas will shock many.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Apr 2021


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Leaked DPIPWE Letter Confirms Anti-Protest Laws Designed to Crack Down on National Parks Protests

Leaked correspondence from February 2019 between then DPIPWE Secretary, John Whittington, to then Justice Secretary, Kathrine Morgan-Wicks makes clear the start

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Mar 2021


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Jaensch Can’t Stay Silent on Lake Malbena Lease

On 19 January 2018, just before the last State Election, the Liberals secretly signed off on the leases over Reg Hall’s hut and the entirety of Halls Island.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Mar 2021


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Gutwein Government Must Put Environment First to Avoid Ecosystem Collapse

Leading scientists working across Australia have described the collapse of 19 ecosystems, including Tasmania’s kelp forests and Gondwanan conifer forests.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Feb 2021


Fallow Deer

Draft Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan Pre-Release Submission

Fallow deer are an invasive species with a devastating impact on the landscape, and as such should have their protections rescinded.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  11 Dec 2020


Cruise Ship

Estimates Reply - Minister Barnett

There are still questions outstanding, which we hope will be dealt with through the independent inquiry into the Ruby Princess.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Dec 2020


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Greens Table Petition to Protect Parks

The Greens today proudly tabled a petition signed by nearly 2,000 people to protect Tasmania’s National Parks and Reserves from privatisation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Leaked Parks Document Reveals $7M Spend Planned for Lake Malbena

The Greens have a leaked internal Parks briefing note indicating the proposal is a $6.97 million investment - on a tiny island inside the TWWHA.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2020


Fallow Deer

Gutwein Government in Hiding on Feral Deer

Staff from the DPIPWE today refused to give evidence to tomorrow’s Senate Committee hearings into the impact of feral deer on farmers and the landscape.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Oct 2020


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Has Roger Jaensch Backflipped on Parks Review?

Former Premier and Parks Minister, Will Hodgman, claimed the Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA) process was ‘under review’. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Sep 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Auditor General Confirms Corrupted EOI Process for Development in Protected Areas

The Auditor-General’s Report into the Expressions of Interest process for Tourism Investment Opportunities is a damning assessment of the EOI and RAA process.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2020


Bushfire, Burned Forest

Bushfire Preparedness

In 2018-19 205 000 hectares of Tasmanian landscape was burnt. Over 40 per cent of that was in the Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Sep 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena EPBC Assessment a Reprieve for the Wilderness

The Federal Environment Minister’s determination that the Lake Malbena luxury helicopter tourism development warrants a formal assessment is welcome. 

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


Farm, Crops

Supporting Our Farmers

A recent survey of Tasmanian farmers showed strong support for reclassifying deer as a feral pest in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Sep 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

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


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

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


Fallow Deer

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


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

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


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

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


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

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


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

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


Bushfire, Burned Forest

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


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 May 2019


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

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


Fallow Deer

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


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

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Apr 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

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


Bushfire, Burned Forest

One Year After Devastating Fires, Sluggish Response from Hodgman Government

From 13 January to 15 March last year, dry lightning strikes sparked 145 fires that burned approximately 126 800 hectares across the State.

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


Bushfire, Burned Forest

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Liberals Prioritise Presentation over Preservation in the TWWHA

The World Heritage Committee expressly requested State and Federal governments protect the unique wilderness value of the TWWHA.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Dec 2016


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Greens Release Sensible Guide for Tourism in Protected Areas

The Tasmanian Greens today released a guide to sustainable tourism that ensures wilderness and cultural heritage protection are prioritised.

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Centenary of National Parks Highlights Failures of Minister

Parks Minister, Matthew Groom, should admit Tasmania's protected areas are under unprecedented threat as a result of Liberal policies.

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


Bushfire, Burned Forest

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Groom Can't Ignore Planning Commission on TWWHA

Parks Minister, Matthew Groom, signed off on a government response to the flawed draft World Heritage Area Management Plan.

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


Green Economics

State Budget: Address in Reply

It continues a long-standing tradition of the Tasmanian Greens to present an alternative vision for the future of Tasmania.

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


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

State Budget 2016: Parks Funding Slashed and Burnt

Tthe Budget papers show more than $6 million cut from an already underfunded Parks and Wildlife Service across the forward Estimates.

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


Bushfire, Burned Forest

Parks Minister Exposed for Gutting PWS Bushfire Funding

The Budget papers show a more than $6M cut to the Parks and Wildlife Service across the forward estimates.

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


Green Economics

Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget

We recognise that genuine planning for the 21st century requires a long term vision and the courage to make bold decisions to drive change.

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

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


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Savage Cuts to Protection of Tasmanian Wilderness

Minister Groom stood resolutely with his anti-environment Federal colleagues in Parliament this morning.

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

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


Swift Parrot

No Respect From Disinterested Liberal Ministers

When the minister got to his feet, I thought he was going to respond but he made no mention of this bird that is in his care.

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

State Fire Commission Report

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Apr 2016


Bushfire, Active Blaze

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2016


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

TWWHA Still in Limbo

Tasmanians need to know what the Liberals really mean when they say they 'accept the United Nations' Report recommendations'.

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Hodgman Liberals in Embarrassing World Heritage Backdown

Parks Minister, Matthew Groom, has more egg on his face after being forced in to an embarrassing backdown on the Liberals' plan to log in the TWWHA.

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


Bushfire, Burned Forest

Burning Questions Unanswered over TWWHA Fires

It is clear from a Right to Information request we lodged that Mr Groom sat on his hands for at least two weeks after the fires began on 13 January.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Mar 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


Bushfire, Active Blaze

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

It is simply reckless and irresponsible to talk around the events of the past Summer as anything other than evidence of a changing climate.

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Has Groom Breached the Ministerial Code of Conduct?

The Minister's brother is a partner in a consortium development at Bernacchi Lodge in the Central Highlands, inside the boundary of the TWWHA.

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


Bushfire, Burned Forest

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


Bushfire, Active Blaze

A 'Review' into TWWHA Fires is a Cop Out

An independent inquiry that calls for expert input and submissions, along with public hearings and recommendations to be made public is clearly required.

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


Bushfire, Active Blaze

Significant Resourcing Needed to Save Alpine Wilderness

With weather conditions easing, this week is the critical week to stave off catastrophic damage to Tasmania’s priceless alpine and rainforest wilderness areas.

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberal Greenwash Won't Fool Lonely Planet

Today the Greens signed a letter to Lonely Planet, in response to their travel advisory yesterday warning that Tasmania’s wilderness is under threat.

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

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


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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Aboriginal Flag

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


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


Mining

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

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


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Developments in Parks Secrecy

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

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2015


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


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

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


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

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


Protest, Climate Emergency

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


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

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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