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Greens Call for Stronger Environmental Laws

Media Release - 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 - 18 Apr 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

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

National Threatened Species Day

Media Release - National Threatened Species Day marks the day the last thylacine died in Tasmania. Under the Hodgman Government, much of our remaining native wildlife faces a similar fate.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Sep 2019

National Spotlight on Tasmania's Swift Parrot Shame

Media Release - 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. Bird experts confirmed, once again, that habitat destruction is increasing the risk of...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 Jun 2019

Estimates Reply - Attorney-General

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 12 Jun 2019

Liberals' Climate Denial Budget

Media Release - After the hottest summer in the state’s history and fires that devastated communities and the wilderness, the Liberals have delivered a climate denial Budget.  

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 May 2019

Greens Condemn Sumac Forest Attack

Media Release - 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 - 15 May 2019

Tasmanian Devil - Threat to Habitat

Parliamentary Activity - Do you agree that your colleague, Mr Barnett's plan to allow logging of high conservation value forests on the Tasman Peninsula from 1 July 2020 is a threat to the devil?

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Sep 2018

Threatened Species Day Highlights Urgent Need for New National Environmental Laws

Media Release - National Threatened Species Day, held every year on September 7, commemorates the death of the last Thylacine in Tasmania 72 years ago. Seven decades on and the State Government have not learned from the tragic mistakes of the past.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Sep 2018

Rosny Hill - Leafy Sun Orchid

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 12 Jun 2018

Hodgman Liberals Biggest Threat to Tasmania on World Environment Day

Media Release - Earlier this week, millions of Australians tuned in to see Sir David Attenborough’s documentary on Tasmania’s unique wilderness areas and threatened species. These are the same areas and species that are under direct threat from the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Jun 2018

Liberals Plundering Protected Areas, Underfunding Parks

Media Release - The Liberals’ announcement today of funding for Parks’ infrastructure is more about corporate welfare and special favours to developers than it is about protecting our world class national parks and reserves.

Andrea Dawkins - 21 Feb 2018

Liberals' Forestry Agenda Putting Swift Parrot on the Chopping Block

Media Release - 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 - 13 Nov 2017

West Coast Community Demand Tassal Remove Macquarie Harbour Waste

Media Release - The West Coast Council’s unanimous vote against Tassal dumping its salmon waste in Macquarie Harbour is a strong signal the local community won’t accept any further pressure on the harbour or its World Heritage values.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 Nov 2017

Is Archer the Fresh Start the Marine Environment Needs?

Media Release - New Environment Minister, Elise Archer, has the opportunity to step in where her predecessor didn’t and be the fresh start the Tasmanian marine environment needs.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Oct 2017

Threatened Species Day 2017

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 13 Sep 2017

Threatened Species ignored by the Liberals

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

Andrea Dawkins - 7 Sep 2017

Forest-Destroying Minister Confirms Land Clearing Bonanza

Media Release - 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 - 7 Jun 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

Liberals Required to Act on TWWHA Damage to Macquarie Harbour

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

Andrea Dawkins - 15 Mar 2017

Salmon Must be Removed from Franklin Lease Now

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 Mar 2017

Protect the Tarkine for NW Jobs and Environment

Media Release - Today's news that Forestry roading in the Trowutta Blackwood forests directly threatens nesting habitat for the Wedge-tailed eagle is alarming.   All practices must be stopped immediately and a full investigation undertaken.

Andrea Dawkins - 10 Feb 2017

Government Must Release IMAS Report

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Feb 2017

Huon Aquaculture Legal Action

Media Release - Huon Aquaculture has launched action in the Supreme Court of Tasmania and Federal Court of Australia because of the Liberal Government’s short-term, opaque and partisan so-called 'regulation' of fish farming in Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Feb 2017

Tarkine Tourism Future for NW, not Forest and Heritage Destruction

Media Release - 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 - 5 Feb 2017

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

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 Dec 2016

EPA Biomass Reduction an Indictment on Labor and Liberals

Media Release - The EPA's plan to reduce the number of farmed salmon in Macquarie Harbour by a third is a desperate attempt to save the marine life and farms in that basin from total collapse.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 Nov 2016

EPA Report Confirms Macquarie Harbour Environmental Catastrophe

Media Release - The EPA's monitoring data report for salmon farming in Macquarie Harbour is not surprising. It won't be news to anyone who watched the Four Corners' exposé of Tasmania's salmon industry.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Nov 2016

Gutwein Hides From Public On Planning

Media Release - Twenty community and environment groups are organising a public meeting on Tuesday in Hobart Town Hall, because of their significant concerns about changes to planning in the State.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Nov 2016

Expose Highlights Urgent Need for Salmon Industry Regulation

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Nov 2016

Greens Table Peter Murrell Reserve Petition

Media Release - 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 - 25 Oct 2016

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

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff tables a motion calling for the introduction of financial rewards to encourage the public to come forward with information to help solve criminal killing of endangered wildlife.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Sep 2016

Call for Recovery Plan for Eastern Quoll

Parliamentary Activity - Recognises that to help many of these species to survive, there needs to be major changes in forestry practices and that the Minister for Resources, Hon. Guy Barnett MP is refusing to make these changes to further his political ends.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Sep 2016

Minister Barnett in Cloud Cuckoo Land on FSC

Media Release - The Minister for Resources is living in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks Forestry Tasmania can secure Forest Stewardship Certification under current Liberal policies.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Sep 2016

Look Below the Waves on Threatened Species Day

Media Release - Tasmania is known for giant kelp forests and seagrass meadows. State waters have supported the highest known marine plant variety in the world, but recent research shows a sharp decline in biodiversity.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Sep 2016

Groom Must Announce Federally Funded Recovery Plan for Swift Parrot

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 23 August 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that:—(a)           illegal firewood collecting has resulted in the destruction of key nesting habitat at one of the most important locations for the...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 Aug 2016

Call for Amendment to Save Giant Lobster from Forestry Practices

Parliamentary Activity - ‘Astacopsis gouldi’, the giant freshwater lobster, is the largest freshwater invertebrate on the planet, and is found only in the northwest and northeast of Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 Aug 2016

Urgent Action Needed to Save Giant Freshwater Lobster

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to talk about the Astacopsis gouldi, the giant freshwater lobster.  It was referred to previously by the member for Lyons who mentioned in his adjournment speech, amongst other things, Lobster Falls.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Aug 2016

State Budget: Address in Reply

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Jun 2016

Forestry Minister Walking Away from FSC

Media Release - In Budget Estimates, Forestry Minister, Peter Gutwein, has confirmed the Liberals in government are doing nothing to support Forestry Tasmania’s bid for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, and are content to continue the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Jun 2016

Government Must Provide More Time for Consultation on State Planning Provisions

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that 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 - 31 May 2016

Groom Must Act on Critically Endangered Swift Parrot

Media Release - Yesterday, the Federal Government silently moved the swift parrot up to critically endangered status under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 May 2016

Minister Groom Must Act Now to Save Swift Parrot from Extinction

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the launch of a campaign by the Bob Brown Foundation to Save Bruny Island from the logging that is destroying the habitat of the critically endangered swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Natural Heritage and Biodiversity Crisis Ignored

Parliamentary Activity - Despite biodiversity’s immense value, Tasmania’s natural heritage continues to be eroded at an alarming rate by population growth, climate change, ocean acidification, land clearing and invasive species.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 May 2016

No Respect From Disinterested Liberal Ministers

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I wanted to make a brief contribution having listened to the excellent analysis of the state of the swift parrot by Ms Woodruff.  When the minister got to his feet, I thought he...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2016

Greens Still Standing Alone on Protection of the Swift Parrot

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to draw the attention of the House to a campaign that has just been launched in Tasmania which reflects the level of concern, indeed desperation, in parts of the community over this...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 May 2016

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

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

Andrea Dawkins - 3 May 2016

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

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff On tomorrow to move—

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Apr 2016

FSC Audit Should End Lapoinya and Mutual Valley Logging

Media Release - If Forestry Tasmania ever wants to obtain Forest Stewardship Certification it will have to make significant changes to its practises and immediately cease operations in Lapoinya, as well as plans for the Mutual Valley.

Andrea Dawkins - 1 Mar 2016

Forest Stewardship Certification

Media Release - 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 - 1 Mar 2016

Draconian New Protest Laws Used at Lapoinya

Media Release - 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 - 19 Jan 2016

Sustainable Forestry Our Future

Media Release - 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 - 11 Jan 2016

Rat Proofing Orange-bellied Parrots

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Jan 2016

Premier Should Give Lapoinya a Christmas Reprieve

Media Release - 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 - 17 Dec 2015

Harriss Deaf to Community Wishes on Lapoinya

Media Release - 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 - 4 Dec 2015

Swift Parrot Logging Moratorium

Media Release - 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 - 19 Nov 2015

Stop Logging All Swift Parrot Forests

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe 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 - 30 Oct 2015

Consideration for Wildlife Needed During Burnoffs

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins tables a motion calling on the government to consider the impact of burns and fires on native wildlife when undertaking any assessment of reduction burns and bushfire management.

Andrea Dawkins - 14 Oct 2015

Tasmania needs new Threatened Species Plan

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokesperson

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Sep 2015

Tassie Forests could get Logging Reprieve

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe Greens welcome Minister Groom’s commitment in Question Time today to investigate whether Tasmania may apply for funding to stop logging the habitat of threatened species such as the...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Aug 2015

Federal money on offer to protect threatened species?

Parliamentary Activity - Question

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 Aug 2015

Is Minister De-listing 12 Threatened Species?

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

Andrea Dawkins - 18 Aug 2015

Lapoinya Logging

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

Andrea Dawkins - 18 Aug 2015

Liberal Dam Bill Attack on Threatened Species

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Water and Environment spokespersonThe 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 - 18 Jun 2015

No Action on Swift Parrots

Media Release - Environment Minister Matthew Groom today washed his hands of the endangered Swift Parrot despite evidence that his department is ignoring its own expert advice about logging its habitat.

Nick Mckim - 25 Mar 2015