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Gutwein Must Reset to Save Lives and Livelihoods

Every day Covid is allowed to rage is another day of sickness in our community, local businesses having to shut their doors and casual workers losing income.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jan 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Infrastructure and Transport - Queenstown Historic Railway

Has any referral been made to Tasmania Police or the Integrity Commission or any other body relating to the procurement?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Sep 2021

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Tourism - Golf Trip

The CEO, the chair and a retiring board member travelled to King Island in June this year on what we understand was a golf trip.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Sep 2021

Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Liberals and Labor Back Secretive Wilderness Destruction

Revelations there are 60 Expressions of Interest for tourist developments in public protected areas will shock many.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Apr 2021

Bushfire, Active Blaze

Premier’s Irresponsible Logging Burn Spin

On the Saturday of the Labour Day long weekend, Forestry Tasmania set fire to a logged coupe in the Styx.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Mar 2021

Three Capes Track, Tasmania

Small Business, Hospitality and Events – Tourism Accreditation

Small businesses are unhappy about the fact they're forced to be accredited.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020

Aircraft, QANTAS Passenger Jet

Tourism – Travel Agents

People within the travel agent sector are really on their knees. There are going to be operators who will go out of business potentially.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Tourism - Tourism Industry Council Tasmania Accreditation

The government makes Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania accreditation mandatory for operators in parks and tourism signage.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020

Aircraft, QANTAS Passenger Jet

Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble a Winner

Now is the time to speed up negotiations on a Trans-Tasman travel bubble between Hobart and New Zealand.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2020

Science Lab

Premier Must Listen to Health Advice Over Industry Lobbyists

The Premier is right to be concerned about a second wave of coronavirus disease.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 May 2020

Port Arthur, Historic Convict Site, Tasmania

No Case for Taxpayers to Bail Out Tourism Businesses

The Tourism Industry Council wants taxpayers to compensate private tourism businesses hit by the downturn as a result of the coronavirus.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Feb 2020

Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

EOI Process in National Parks and Reserves

Cassy O'Connor speaks against the Liberals' motion to support the Liberals' EOI Process for tourism developments in Parks and Reserves.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Oct 2019


Premier Backs In New Coal Projects for Tasmania

Tasmania’s future is clearly not in coal mining, but you wouldn’t know that from the Premier’s contribution in Question Time today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2019

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

State Budget

I am pleased to talk about the state budget because, arguably, there has never been a state budget that will be more important.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 May 2019

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Tasmania Report Confirms Need to Tackle Housing and Levy Visitors

The TCCI’s Tasmania Report confirms the need to capitalise on the State’s visitor boom to pay for the disadvantage it helps to create.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Dec 2018

Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Record National Parks Visitors Reinforce Need to Protect Wilderness Values

While being able to share our protected areas with visitors is a positive, the Liberals’ ever increasing growth model puts them at risk. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Sep 2018

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Time for Transparency and Change in Forestry

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Mar 2018

Bruny Island Lighthouse

Community-owned Tourism Plan Required for Bruny Islanders

The Premier needs to work with Bruny Islanders to develop a tourism plan that retains the beauty of the environment and protects people's lifestyle.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Nov 2017

Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Greens Table Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill

I was proud to table the Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill 2017 in Parliament today on behalf of the Greens.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Sep 2017


Barnett Gets Hysterical Again

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Aug 2017

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Scott Jordan Announced as Greens' Lead Candidate for Braddon

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Jun 2017

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Tasmanian Brand at Risk if Salmon Farming Continues Unchecked

The Liberals’ approval of Tassal’s East Coast expansion at Okehampton Bay is directly threatening the Tasmanian Brand.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Jun 2017

Hobart, Tasmania

Fragrance Group Skyscrapers On the Nose

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 May 2017

Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Environment and Parks Last in State Budget

The State Budget, like the Liberals’ previous Budgets, has an obvious loser - our environment and Parks.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  26 May 2017

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

No Funds for Launceston Stormwater and Sewerage in Federal Budget

The Federal Budget included significant infrastructure funding, with billions of dollars committed for works around the country - but not Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 May 2017

Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Greens Launch Candidate for Lyons

The Tasmanian Greens are delighted to announce that Fraser Brindley will be the Greens’ lead candidate for the key seat of Lyons in the upcoming State election.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Apr 2017

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Tarkine Forestry Regeneration Burn

Yesterday at 3.20 p.m. a forestry regeneration burn in the Tarkine escaped coupe TE008P on two points on its eastern boundary.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Apr 2017

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Forestry Bill - Potential Logging at Derby

The growth in Derby visitation has increased by 250 per cent in the past two years.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Mar 2017

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Forestry Bill - Threat to Tourism

The draft legislation to allow logging in 356 000 hectares of high conservation value forest is a threat to Tasmania's growing visitor economy and its brand.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Mar 2017

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Hodgman Government's Environmental Record

An increasing number of Tasmanians believe the Government has declared war on the environment and Tasmanians are determined to protect it.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Mar 2017

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Liberals' Derby Hypocrisy

The Greens are strong supporters of the World Enduro Series, and the thriving mountain bike industry in and around Derby.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  31 Mar 2017

Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Premier Misleads Tasmanians over Crown Land Giveaways

On radio this morning, the Premier misled Tasmanians over what is becoming a private developer feeding frenzy over public Crown Land assets.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Mar 2017

Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Tasmania's Brand at Risk from Liberal Inaction on Water

After three years of neglect, the Liberals are now making daily media statements congratulating themselves on their “plan”.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  23 Mar 2017

Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Gagged Liberals' Forest Bill a Recipe for Corruption

In a clear signal they are afraid of Parliamentary scrutiny, the Liberals' gagged debate on their destructive and divisive logging legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Mar 2017

Three Capes Track, Tasmania

Liberals' Forest Farce

Legislation to allow logging in some of the most high conservation value, carbon rich forests on the planet was tabled in State Parliament today. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Mar 2017

Cruise Ship

Real Jobs for The East Coast - Cruise Ships not Fish Farms

Over the past summer eight cruise ships pulled up at Wineglass Bay, in a national park, yet not a single dollar flowed to the local economy as a result.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Mar 2017

Cruise Ship

Premier Must Consider East Coast Cruise Ship Proposal

Last Summer at least eight cruise ships sailed past and parked in Wineglass Bay where not a single dollar was put into the local economy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Mar 2017

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Fish Farms and Forests - State Election Will be a Referendum on the Environment

Only the Greens will be there to stand up for Tasmania's environment and stand with communities determined to protect it.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Feb 2017

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Potential Tassal TWWHA Damage Demands Federal Action

The Tassal CEO yesterday publicly told Tasmanians that Tassal's operations in Macquarie Harbour had polluted the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Feb 2017

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Barnett Exposed by his own Agency on Tarkine Logging

Forestry Tasmania’s own High Conservation Value forest maps identify the Tarkine as one of the richest high conservation value locations in the State.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Feb 2017

Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Protect the Tarkine for NW Jobs and Environment

Today's news that Forestry roading in the Trowutta Blackwood forests directly threatens nesting habitat for the Wedge-tailed eagle is alarming.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 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

Port Arthur, Historic Convict Site, Tasmania

Airbnb Changes Welcome

Tasmania has an accommodation shortfall and more and more travellers want cheaper and more relaxed alternatives to traditional hotel accommodation.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  3 Feb 2017

Port Arthur, Historic Convict Site, Tasmania

Where is Groom's Climate Change [in]Action Plan?

The State Liberals are yet to produce a climate plan to prepare Tasmania and its people for a warmer future in a carbon constrained world.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jan 2017

Bushfire, Burned Forest

TWWHA Bushfire Report Confirms Urgent Need for Fire Fighting Investment

The Greens welcome Dr Tony Press’ Report into last January’s fires in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Dec 2016

Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Liberals Prioritise Presentation over Preservation in the TWWHA

The World Heritage Committee expressly requested State and Federal governments protect the unique wilderness value of the TWWHA.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Dec 2016

Hobart, Tasmania

Forestry Politics on Show for Hobart Visitors

Today's government announcement TasPorts will be entering into a partnership to facilitate log and woodchip exports out of Macquarie Wharf.

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

Three Capes Track, Tasmania

Liberals Refuse to Rule Out Logging in Wielangta Tourist Drive

The Hodgman Government's plans to extend the Great Eastern Drive by upgrading Wielangta Road are threatened by their own political agenda.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016

Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Warped Liberal Priorities Put Tourism at Risk

Parks Minister, Matthew Groom’s Parks 21 progress report today comes on the heels of yesterday's Auditor General's report into Parks and Wildlife funding.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016

Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Liberals' Blind Forestry Agenda Threatens Wielangta Tourist Drive

The government's plan to upgrade the Wielangta Forest Drive and extend the Great Eastern Drive offers real tourism potential for the East Coast.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Nov 2016

Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Liberals Can't Have it Both Ways on Wielangta

The Tasmanian Greens look forward to the Liberals ruling out logging in the Wielangta forest as they have with the Tasman forests near the Three Capes Walk.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Nov 2016

Port Arthur, Historic Convict Site, Tasmania

Welcome Back Down on Airbnb

The Premier’s backflip on the length of stays Airbnb hosts are able to offer is welcome news to the many operators and visitors to Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  26 Sep 2016

Local Food, Fresh Vegetables

Rockliff Says He Will Lobby Federal Counterparts on Backpacker Tax

The backpacker tax policy, and the uncertainty around it, is having a profound effect on an already strained sector.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016

Local Food, Fresh Vegetables

State Liberals Powerless on Backpacker Tax

The Primary Industries Minister's comments about intervention on the poorly handled backpacker tax highlights the powerless position this government is in.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2016

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Hodgman Liberals Living Up to Lonely Planet's Warning

Last year, the travellers' bible, Lonely Planet, warned international travellers to visit Tasmania's wild places 'before compromises are made.'

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Sep 2016

Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Greens Release Sensible Guide for Tourism in Protected Areas

The Tasmanian Greens today released a guide to sustainable tourism that ensures wilderness and cultural heritage protection are prioritised.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Sep 2016

City Planners Around Table

Gutwein Must Heed Airbnb Pleas

The Tasmanian Planning Commission has heard from Airbnb, who were in Hobart today to plead the case of Tasmanian accommodation operators.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  26 Jul 2016

Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Immediate Action Needed on Scamander Water

The permanent 'boil water' alert for Scamander should prompt immediate action from the State Government.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Jul 2016

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Mountain Bike Tourism Needs Wilderness Protection

We're hopeful the government is finally getting the message that Tasmania's economic future doesn't lie in outdated and unviable industries.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Jul 2016

Bushfire, Burned Forest

World Heritage Committee Request Must be Heard

The Greens welcome the World Heritage Committee's request to implement the recommendations of their expert mission.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Jul 2016

Hobart, Tasmania

Eden Project Unique Opportunity for Tasmania

The world renowned Eden Project has expressed interest in establishing its first Southern Hemisphere base in Hobart at Macquarie Point.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Jun 2016

Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Sustainable Tourism Way Forward for Tassie

The Greens welcome the visitors that are coming to our shores, but warn the government to protect our wild places and regional communities from ruin.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  12 May 2016

Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Massive Opposition to Fish Farm Expansion on East Coast

People in Orford are rightly outraged at the lack of communication and respect for the community to not have an open and transparent conversation about it.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Police Escort for Forestry Over The Top

The community has been explicit they would not be staging direct protest action and a police escort was completely unnecessary.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Apr 2016

Port Arthur, Historic Convict Site, Tasmania

Corruption of Process Hallmark of World Heritage Management under Liberals

The protection of Tasmania's globally unique wilderness assets is taking a distant second place to the desires of a selected handful of developers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Apr 2016

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Gutwein Should Use Derby Logging Delay to Consult Constituents

Forestry Tasmania has advised that logging of the outer part of contentious coupe CC104B at Derby will be delayed to February 2017.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Apr 2016

Ocean Waves

East Coast Salmon Farm Expansion Concern

The fin-fish farming expansion by Tassal into the east coast marine environment has caused enormous community concern.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016

Bruny Island Lighthouse

Urgent Bruny Waste Problem Dismissed By Premier

Premier Hodgman refused to promise action on the waste problem on Bruny Island before the Easter tourist rush.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Mar 2016

Three Capes Track, Tasmania

Three Capes Exclusive Monopoly

Not only are individuals being charged the hefty fee of $500 to walk the track, but established eco-tourism operators are being excluded.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Dec 2015

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberal Greenwash Won't Fool Lonely Planet

Today the Greens signed a letter to Lonely Planet, in response to their travel advisory yesterday warning that Tasmania’s wilderness is under threat.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Nov 2015

Empty Classroom

Government Needs to act on Tourism Skills Shortage

The government needs to face up to the skills shortages in construction and hospitality and implement a coordinated approach through State Growth and Education.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Nov 2015

Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Lonely Planet Hits Out at Hodgman Government

Travel Bible Lonely Planet has advised travellers to get in quick or miss out on Tasmania's pristine wilderness, "before compromises are made".

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Nov 2015

Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Triabunna Wharf Sale

The sale of TasPorts' Triabunna wharf to a local, marine based business is final proof that Triabunna’s future is in tourism and marine-based industries.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Oct 2015


Questions to Answer over AFL Sponsorship Deal

The Premier needs to explain to Tasmanians whether he sought advice from the tourism industry on the best brand marketing spend to promote Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Aug 2015

Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Tourism Industry Wilderness Support Welcome

The Greens welcome many aspects of the TICT’s submission, in particular its opposition to logging and mining.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  20 Mar 2015

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Adventure Tourism Hits the Trails in NE

On behalf of the Greens I congratulate everyone who contributed to the successful completion of Stage 1 of the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  7 Feb 2015

Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Tasmanian Parks & Reserves

The agreement between the tourism industry and the Parks Service is a dangerous shift in the way Tasmania's World Heritage Area and National Parks are managed.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  7 Dec 2014

Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Threat to National Parks

History has shown that the Greens were right to champion our protected areas as a key foundation for the tourism sector.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  16 Sep 2014