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Three Year Forest Destruction Plan a Climate Disaster

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania’s ‘Three Year Wood Production Plan’ is a climate disaster.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jul 2020

Northern Region Prison Location

The Westbury reserve did not even make it on to the Government's list of initial sites.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2020

Swift Parrot - Preservation of Breeding Habitat

There are fewer than 1000 breeding pairs of the world's fastest parrot - the critically endangered swift parrot - left in the wild.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Jun 2020

Logging of Threatened Species Habitat

In a landmark decision last week, the Federal Court found VicForests, Victoria's forestry corporation, is not exempt from national environmental law.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Jun 2020

Gutwein Government and STT Now on Notice

The Gutwein Government is on notice following yesterday’s landmark Federal Court decision on logging threatened species habitat in Victoria.

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

Greens Call for Stronger Environmental Laws

The federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 oversees our wild places and threatened species, and is under its ten year review.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Apr 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

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

National Threatened Species Day

National Threatened Species Day marks the day the last thylacine died. Under this Government, much of our remaining native wildlife faces a similar fate.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2019

National Spotlight on Tasmania's Swift Parrot Shame

The Hodgman Government’s refusal to protect the swift parrot was front and centre on the national stage during last night’s Four Corners program.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Jun 2019

Estimates Reply - Attorney-General

This Government is intent on corrupting the processes we have in place to protect the natural environment to support the very industry they would like to grow.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2019

Liberals' Climate Denial Budget

After the hottest summer in the state’s history the Liberals have delivered a climate denial Budget.  

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 May 2019

Greens Condemn Sumac Forest Attack

The Greens condemn the attack on the Sumac Forest protest camp in takayna/Tarkine. The kind of violence and intimidation displayed overnight is unacceptable.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 May 2019

Tasmanian Devil - Threat to Habitat

The Minister is quoted in today's media rightly celebrating a slow recovery of the endangered Tasmanian devil on the Tasman and Forestier peninsulas.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Sep 2018

Threatened Species Day Highlights Urgent Need for New National Environmental Laws

National Threatened Species Day, held every year on September 7, commemorates the death of the last Thylacine in Tasmania 72 years ago.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2018

Rosny Hill - Leafy Sun Orchid

I am talking about Rosny Hill, a nature conservation area, which is the place where a number of threatened orchid species are known to exist.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2018

Hodgman Liberals Biggest Threat to Tasmania on World Environment Day

Earlier this week, millions of Australians tuned in to see Sir David Attenborough’s documentary on Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2018

Liberals Plundering Protected Areas, Underfunding Parks

The Liberals’ announcement today of funding for Parks’ infrastructure is more about corporate welfare and special favours to developers.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  21 Feb 2018

Liberals' Forestry Agenda Putting Swift Parrot on the Chopping Block

In their ideologically-driven rush to log the State’s native forests, the Liberals are destroying the habitat of the endangered Swift parrot.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Nov 2017

West Coast Community Demand Tassal Remove Macquarie Harbour Waste

The West Coast Council’s unanimous vote against Tassal dumping its salmon waste in Macquarie Harbour is a strong signal.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Nov 2017

Is Archer the Fresh Start the Marine Environment Needs?

New Environment Minister, Elise Archer, has the opportunity to be the fresh start the Tasmanian marine environment needs.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Oct 2017

Threatened Species Day 2017

National Threatened Species Day, which occurred on the 7th September, commemorating the anniversary of the death of the last known Thylacine in 1936.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Sep 2017

Threatened Species ignored by the Liberals

Today is National Threatened Species Day, commemorating the anniversary of the death of the last thylacine in 1936.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2017

Forest-Destroying Minister Confirms Land Clearing Bonanza

In Budget Estimates today Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, confirmed he is unleashing a land clearing bonanza on Tasmania’s public and private land.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 2017

Gagged Liberals' Forest Bill a Recipe for Corruption

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Mar 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

Salmon Must be Removed from Franklin Lease Now

Government must ensure salmon farming companies know there are serious consequences to breaking environmental protection regulations.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Mar 2017

Protect the Tarkine for NW Jobs and Environment

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2017

Government Must Release IMAS Report

Late last year, the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies produced a report for government on the health of Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Feb 2017

Huon Aquaculture Legal Action

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Feb 2017

Tarkine Tourism Future for NW, not Forest and Heritage Destruction

Environmentalists and members of the Aboriginal community gathered in the North West today to call for takayna/the Tarkine to be protected from destruction.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2017

Warped Liberal Politics Put MONA's Macquarie Point Vision at Risk

The Tasmanian Greens welcome the vision within the MONA Macquarie Point cultural plan, and the focus on Truth and Reconciliation.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Dec 2016

EPA Biomass Reduction an Indictment on Labor and Liberals

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Nov 2016

EPA Report Confirms Macquarie Harbour Environmental Catastrophe

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Nov 2016

Gutwein Hides From Public On Planning

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Nov 2016

Expose Highlights Urgent Need for Salmon Industry Regulation

The scale of revelations on last night's Four Corners exposé of the Tasmanian salmon farming industry are immense.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Nov 2016

Greens Table Peter Murrell Reserve Petition

I had the pleasure of tabling a petition in Parliament today opposing the TasWater pipeline being proposed to cut through the Peter Murrell Conservation Area.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Oct 2016

More Needs to Be Done to Protect Tasmania's Native Animals

it is of deep concern that there is a culture in parts of the Tasmanian community that still sees the killing of native animals as justifiable.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2016

Call for Recovery Plan for Eastern Quoll

Recognises that to help many of these species to survive, there needs to be major changes in forestry practices.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2016

Minister Barnett in Cloud Cuckoo Land on FSC

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

Look Below the Waves on Threatened Species Day

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2016

Groom Must Announce Federally Funded Recovery Plan for Swift Parrot

Illegal firewood collecting has resulted in the destruction of key nesting habitat for the critically endangered swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Aug 2016

Call for Amendment to Save Giant Lobster from Forestry Practices

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2016

Urgent Action Needed to Save Giant Freshwater Lobster

Astacopsis gouldi, the giant freshwater lobster, is now categorised as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's red list.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016

State Budget: Address in Reply

The Greens have discussed our energy strategy on numbers of occasions in this House since we tabled it early this year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

Forestry Minister Walking Away from FSC

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 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

Groom Must Act on Critically Endangered Swift Parrot

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 May 2016

Minister Groom Must Act Now to Save Swift Parrot from Extinction

The Bob Brown Foundation has launched a campaign to Save Bruny Island from the logging that is destroying the habitat of the critically endangered swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Natural Heritage and Biodiversity Crisis Ignored

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016

No Respect From Disinterested Liberal Ministers

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

Greens Still Standing Alone on Protection of the Swift Parrot

In 2015, the International Union for Conservation of Nature declared the swift parrot, the world's fastest parrot, to be critically endangered.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

Call for Government to Roll Out Virtual Fencing to Reduce Wildlife Fatalities

Andrea Dawkins tables a motion calling on the government to develop a fiscal strategy to roll out virtual fencing around the State.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

Tourism on Bruny Island Threatens Environment and Serenity if Council and Government Don't Act

Many Bruny Island residents are concerned about the dramatic increase in tourism numbers and the impact of this on the local community and environment.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016

FSC Audit Should End Lapoinya and Mutual Valley Logging

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2016

Forest Stewardship Certification

The long-awaited Forest Stewardship Council audit report on Forestry Tasmania reveals the GBE has a long way to go before it achieves FSC certification.

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

Draconian New Protest Laws Used at Lapoinya

More than 70 concerned residents and community members gathered to stand up for the Lapoinya forest, to protest the roading and forestry operations.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  19 Jan 2016

Sustainable Forestry Our Future

The increase in Tasmania's wood exports are thanks to sustainable private sector plantation-based forestry, not politics or state government intervention.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jan 2016

Rat Proofing Orange-bellied Parrots

The death of 14 Orange-bellied Parrots by rats from the Environment Department's Hobart breeding facility is a terrible loss.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jan 2016

Premier Should Give Lapoinya a Christmas Reprieve

Now is the time for the Premier to step in and give those who have been fighting for the Lapoinya forest the gift of a Christmas reprieve.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  17 Dec 2015

Harriss Deaf to Community Wishes on Lapoinya

The Forests of Lapoinya Action Group met with the Resources Minister, Paul Harriss to plead with him to save their beloved forest and have been shut down.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  4 Dec 2015

Swift Parrot Logging Moratorium

It's pleasing to hear logging operations on Bruny Island will be temporarily halted in an effort to halt the extinction of the Swift Parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Nov 2015

Stop Logging All Swift Parrot Forests

The international conservation listing of the swift parrot as critically endangered is the wakeup call the government needs to stop logging its habitat.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Oct 2015

Consideration for Wildlife Needed During Burnoffs

The scale and frequency of fuel reduction burns have increased from the creation of a buffer zone to what is now broadscale incineration.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Oct 2015

Marine deaths unacceptable

The Seafish Tasmanian vessel the Geelong Star is responsible for the deaths of 26 protected animals.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Oct 2015

Minister in the Dark on Swift Parrot Protection

It's extraordinary that Minister Groom could not answer questions in parliament today about Tasmanian plans to protect the swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2015

Threatened Species Day

Threatened Species Day was marked on 7 September this year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2015

Tasmania needs new Threatened Species Plan

Tomorrow's celebration of Threatened Species Day marks the 79th anniversary of the death of the last known thylacine. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Sep 2015

Tassie Forests could get Logging Reprieve

The Greens welcome Minister Groom’s commitment to investigate whether Tasmania may apply for funding to stop logging the habitat of threatened species.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Aug 2015

Federal money on offer to protect threatened species?

The federal Environment minister has invited the Victorian Government to apply for money to stop logging the habitat of the endangered Leadbeater's possum.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Aug 2015

Is Minister De-listing 12 Threatened Species?

Environment Minister, Matthew Groom, has not denied he intends to delist 12 native animal species from the Tasmanian List of Threatened Species.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Aug 2015

Lapoinya Logging

Forestry Tasmania are still intent on logging Coupe FD053 at Lapoinya in the State’s north west.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2015

Liberal Dam Bill Attack on Threatened Species

The Greens will not be supporting the proposed changes to dam works in the Water Management Act in the amendment Bill tabled by Minister Rockliff.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Jun 2015

No Action on Swift Parrots

Environment Minister Matthew Groom today washed his hands of the endangered Swift Parrot.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  25 Mar 2015