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Environment and Parks Last in State Budget

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Environment and Parks spokesperson

The State Budget, like the Liberals’ previous Budgets, has an obvious loser - our environment and Parks.  With the exception of some extra Federal funds, it provides no additional State money.

Tourists from around the world are flocking to Tasmania because of its unique wilderness areas and natural beauty.  Increased tourism in our protected areas also risks deteriorating natural assets and increases biosecurity threats if left unchecked.

Groom’s Refusal to Confirm Salmon Destock After World Heritage Damage

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Marine Environment spokesperson

In Question Time today, Environment Minister, Matthew Groom, refused to confirm Tassal will meet the EPA deadline of April 15 and have all their fish out of Franklin lease in Macquarie Harbour.

It's been 148 days since Tassal was ordered to begin destocking their lease.  The order followed evidence of severe damage to the World Heritage Area in Macquarie Harbour.

Liberals Required to Act on TWWHA Damage to Macquarie Harbour

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Parks spokesperson

Environment Minister, Matthew Groom must protect the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area from further damage from salmon farming.  The government is required to intervene under State, Federal and International law.

Dead zones from the salmon industry have reportedly spread a kilometre into the globally significant World Heritage Area. As the Minister for the Environment, Mr Groom must take action.

One Year After Devastating Fires, Sluggish Response from Hodgman Government

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Parks spokesperson

Today marks the grim one year anniversary of bushfires that threatened Tasmanian communities and caused irreparable damage to ancient wilderness landscapes, yet the Hodgman Liberal Government continues to starve the Parks and Wildlife Service of the funds it needs to undertake effective fire management.

Liberals Prioritise Presentation over Preservation in the TWWHA

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Environment spokesperson

In their recommendations earlier this year, the World Heritage Committee expressly requested State and Federal governments protect the unique wilderness value of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

The TWWHA Management Plan, released today, contravenes that wish.  It prioritises presentation to tourists, over preservation of wilderness.

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