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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.

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


Coal

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.

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Nov 2017


Water Reservoir

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


Mining

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.

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


Water Reservoir

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


Mining

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Dec 2016


Hobart, Tasmania

Forestry Politics on Show for Hobart Visitors

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

East Coast Development Risk to Marine Environment

Tourism Tasmania and Australia Tourism have pushed for Tasmania in 2017 to focus on “Coastal & Aquatic”, with a particular focus on the East Coast.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Moratorium Required on Expansion of Marine Farming

Tassal stated in a recent media statement that they intend to go full-steam ahead with their salmon farming expansion into Okehampton Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 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


Hobart, Tasmania

Log Trucks Full of Native Forest Products Ruining Hobart's Amenity

The Liberals have made a decision to allow 180 000 cubic metres of native forest timber products to be shipped each year.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Sep 2016


Vocational Training, Man Teaching Young Man Woodwork

Call for Government to Invest in Skilled Workers and VET

In Tasmania, the number commencing training or apprenticeship has dropped by 3,000 in the past decade.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 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

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


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Marine Farming Planning Review Needs Amended Terms of Reference

The Liberal Government fully supports the salmon industries’ plan to aggressively double the size of their industry by 2030.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 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


Water Reservoir

Immediate Action Needed on Scamander Water

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Jul 2016


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Mountain Bike Tourism Needs Wilderness Protection

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

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


Public Meeting, Town Hall

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


Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

EOI Process Lets Down Freycinet and RACT

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016


Port Arthur, Historic Convict Site, Tasmania

Chilean Algal Blooms Further Evidence of Harms of Fish Farming

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 May 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


Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tasmania

Federal Budget 2016: No Money for Infrastructure to Support Tourism Growth

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 May 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Massive Opposition to Fish Farm Expansion on East Coast

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Forestry Tasmania Alter FPP for Derby Coupe After Tourism Outrage

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Apr 2016


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Police Escort for Forestry Over The Top

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Apr 2016


Port Arthur, Historic Convict Site, Tasmania

Corruption of Process Hallmark of World Heritage Management under Liberals

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


Bruny Island Lighthouse

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


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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Urgent Bruny Waste Problem Dismissed By Premier

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Mar 2016


Three Capes Track, Tasmania

Three Capes Exclusive Monopoly

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberal Greenwash Won't Fool Lonely Planet

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


AFL

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


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