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Time for Transparency and Change in Forestry

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader

Senator Janet Rice | Australian Greens’ Forests spokesperson

A damning analysis of the Regional Forest Agreement in today’s The Guardian newspaper is an indictment on both State and Federal Governments.

Economist, John Lawrence’s precise and undisputed numbers prove not only the massive environmental failure of the RFA, but also the obscene past and future financial losses under this Agreement.


Ms O’Connor said:

Community-owned Tourism Plan Required for Bruny Islanders

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Member for Franklin

Premier Will Hodgman needs to work with Bruny Islanders to develop a tourism plan that retains the beauty of the environment, protects people's lifestyle, and identifies the carrying capacity for island tourism. 

The Bruny Island Neck's car park scars the very landscape people go there to see. It shows the Liberals’ indifference to local communities and to Tasmania’s natural values. 

Greens Table Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Member for Bass

I was proud to table the Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill 2017 in Parliament today on behalf of the Greens. If supported, this Bill would provide real closure for Northern Tasmanians.

The Tamar Valley community has been left hanging, uncertain about potential future developments while Gunns’ receivers had the site and associated permits for a new pulp mill up for sale. 

Barnett Gets Hysterical Again

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader 

As the State election draws closer Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, is becoming more and more desperate and hysterical.

To claim the Tarkine is 'ripe for mining' and to ignore sound conservation practice is to fundamentally misunderstand that this wilderness is recognised globally for its outstanding natural and cultural values

Mining gross value added in North West Tasmania has, in fact, declined under the Liberals.

Scott Jordan Announced as Greens’ Lead Candidate for Braddon

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader 

As Greens Leader, I am today delighted to launch Tarkine defender, Burnie local and community volunteer, Scott Jordan, as the Tasmanian Greens' lead candidate for Braddon.

We are really happy and proud to have Scott represent us in Braddon.

Scott is a great Tasmanian who has devoted his life to defending Tasmania's environmental treasures, particularly the takayna/Tarkine.

Tasmanian Brand at Risk if Salmon Farming Continues Unchecked

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Marine Environment spokesperson

The Liberals’ refusal to properly regulate the salmon farming industry, and their approval of Tassal’s East Coast expansion at Okehampton Bay, is directly threatening the Tasmanian Brand. 

People are flocking to the State from around the world and injecting billions into the economy because of our clean, green brand. 

Fragrance Group Skyscrapers On the Nose

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Member for Denison

The Fragrance Group's aggressive and obtrusive plans for Hobart have been dealt a near fatal blow.

Once the 'establishment' in the form of Simon Current and Greg Farrell are prepared to condemn a development, it's surely as good as finished.

The Greens rarely agree with Current or Farrell, but on this issue they are absolutely in tune with the prevailing public view.

The two skyscrapers planned for our city are grotesque and an insult to the character of Hobart.


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