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TFA Forests

Latest Greenhouse Accounts Show Forests Doing Heavy Lifting

State and Territory Greenhouse Gas Inventories 2018 confirms Tasmania’s native forest estate is foundational to this island’s positive emissions profile.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Jun 2020

New Forestry Peak Body Should be a Fresh Start for Industry

The Greens cautiously welcome the new forestry peak body replacing the divisive and ideologically driven Forests Industry Association of Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 May 2020

Tree Spiking Allegations Have a Stink, Demand Investigation

No life should be at risk, nor physical harm come to any individual on either side of the forestry debate.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 May 2020

Protection of TFA Reserved Forests

This island's forests are expected to sequester around 3 million to 4 million tonnes of carbon every year for the next 30 years.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Mar 2020

Gutwein Refuses to Protect Carbon Bank Forests

The Premier and first Liberal Minister for Climate Change refused to rule out logging the 356 000 hectares of high conservation value forest set.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Mar 2020

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - TasRail

Full transcript of the Tasmanian Railways Pty Ltd hearings in the 2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee.

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

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

Climate Action Protests

I rise to show my very strong support for the 16 people who were peacefully protesting outside Parliament House earlier this evening.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Oct 2019

Climate Emergency, Actions by Government and Opposition

The good news is that the South Australian parliament has today declared a climate emergency.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Sep 2019

Censure Motion without Notice

Cassy O'Connor moves a censure motion in all Liberal and Labor members for failing to support a Climate Emergency declaration.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Sep 2019

Climate Action, Logging of Forests

Rosalie Woodruff questions the government over their failure to secure FSC certification.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Sep 2019

Labor and Liberal Climate Inaction Unity Ticket

Labor and the Liberals voted together, yet again, to let down young Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Sep 2019

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania Fails to Secure FSC, Again

Forest Stewardship Council auditors delivered their assessment report to ‘Sustainable Timbers Tasmania’ on the last Friday in May this year.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Sep 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

2019 State Conference Keynote Address

Cassy O'Connor delivers a keynote address to the Tasmanian Greens' 2019 State Conference, discussing key Greens issues and the Green New Deal.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Sep 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

Jobs and the Economy

It would be good to know, formally today, Labor's position on whether they are running away from the historic Tasmanian Forestry Agreement.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 May 2019

Patriarch and Sons Not Welcome in Tasmania

The arrival of Patriarch and Sons in Tasmania’s forests is another sign the Liberals don’t care where the money is coming from.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Mar 2019

Patriarch and Sons - Logging Practices

Patriarch and Sons' parent company, Shin Yang, is notorious for illegal rainforest logging and human rights violations.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Nov 2018

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.

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

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

Two Year Reprieve for Threatened Forests

356 000 hectares of the most beautiful, carbon rich forests on the planet have won a temporary reprieve from the Liberals' destructive, divisive logging plan.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jun 2017

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

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

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

Gagged Liberals' Forest Bill a Recipe for Corruption

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 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

Forestry Bill Gagged-Again

The Government has brought the Parliament’s reputation to a new low by ramming through the Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Bill 2014.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  2 Sep 2014

Forestry Bill Late Debate

The Hodgman government is trying to hide scrutiny of its Legislative Council amended and contentious Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Bill 2014.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  2 Sep 2014

Undemocratic Shenanigans over Forestry Bill

The Hodgman government’s arrogance and contempt for proper democratic and parliamentary process is spiralling out of control.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  28 Aug 2014

Forestry FSC Under Threat

The Forests Minister, Paul Harriss, must confirm whether he has sought formal advice from Forestry Tasmania on Forest Stewardship Council certification.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  21 Aug 2014

Forestry Bill Gagged

The Hodgman Liberal government has been accused of running and hiding from proper parliamentary scrutiny following its shock decision to gag debate.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2014

Liberals Attack Forest Reserves

Areas of PTPZ land will be able to be swapped for areas of FPPF even if they are of unequal size or condition.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  4 Jun 2014