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TFA Forests

Protection of TFA Reserved Forests

Parliamentary Activity - According the peer-reviewed 2013 Tasmanian forest carbon study, 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 - 3 Mar 2020

Gutwein Refuses to Protect Carbon Bank Forests

Media Release - In State Parliament today, the Premier and first Liberal Minister for Climate Change refused to rule out logging the 356 000 hectares of high conservation value, and critical carbon bank, forest set aside for protection in 2013.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Mar 2020

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - TasRail

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Dec 2019

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

Adjournment - Climate Action Protests

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks in support of 16 climate protesters who were peacefully protesting outside Parliament House, and who have been arrested by the Tasmanian Police.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Oct 2019

Adjournment - Climate Emergency, Actions by Government and Opposition

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Speaker, the good news is that the South Australian parliament has today declared a climate emergency. When I say 'good news', I use those words cautiously because the fact that we are in a climate emergency is not good news.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Sep 2019

Motion without Notice - Censure

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 26 Sep 2019

Climate Action, Logging of Forests

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Sep 2019

Labor and Liberal Climate Inaction Unity Ticket

Media Release - Labor and the Liberals voted together, yet again, to let down young Tasmanians. After last night uniting to vote against the Greens' motion to support the climate strike movement, today they refused to take responsibility.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Sep 2019

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania Fails to Secure FSC, Again

Media Release - Forest Stewardship Council auditors delivered their assessment report to ‘Sustainable Timbers Tasmania’ on the last Friday in May this year, four months ago.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Sep 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

2019 State Conference Keynote Address

Media Release - 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 - 21 Sep 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

Liberal Matter of Public Importance - Jobs and the Economy

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Deputy Speaker, I am very pleased to speak to this matter. I will take up the first point Mr Tucker made. He mentioned the forestry industry.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 May 2019

Patriarch and Sons Not Welcome in Tasmania

Media Release - The arrival of Patriarch and Sons in Tasmania’s forests and on the banks of the Tamar is another sign the Hodgman Liberals don’t care where the money is coming from, as long as it comes.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Mar 2019

Patriarch and Sons - Logging Practices

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for RESOURCES, Ms COURTNEY Just days after you took over the portfolio, it was revealed Patriarch and Sons, a company with clear links to environmental vandals, Shin Yang, were planning to begin logging...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Nov 2018

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

Two Year Reprieve for Threatened Forests

Media Release - 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 - 22 Jun 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

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

Gagged Liberals' Forest Bill a Recipe for Corruption

Media Release - In a clear signal they are afraid of Parliamentary scrutiny, the Liberals' gagged debate on their destructive and divisive high conservation value forest logging legislation in the early hours of this morning.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Mar 2017

2017 State of the State Address in Reply

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - I note that, on this International Women's Day, the Minister for Health and the Treasurer have risen to leave the Chamber as the only female leader in the House gets to her feet to respond to...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 Mar 2017