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Henty Gold Mine Tragedy

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens, I want to express our deepest sympathies to the people who loved and still love Cameron Goss.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Feb 2020

West Coast Community Demand Tassal Remove Macquarie Harbour Waste

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  |  Media Release  |  3 Nov 2017

Scott Jordan Announced as Greens' Lead Candidate for Braddon

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.

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

EPA Must Halt Plans to Dredge Macquarie Harbour

The EPA must step in and halt any plans Tassal has to dredge the seabed in Macquarie Harbour.  This would mean serious risks for the marine environment and the surrounding commercial activities.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 May 2017

State Budget 2016: Parks Funding Slashed and Burnt

We have just experienced devastating bushfires that burned an estimated 21 000 hectares of the TWWHA, yet the Budget papers show more than $6 million cut from an already underfunded Parks and Wildlife Service across the forward Estimates.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

Parks Minister Exposed for Gutting PWS Bushfire Funding

At a time when Tasmanians should be celebrating this year’s centenary of Tasmania’s world class national parks and reserves, they are instead learning the details of the Liberal Government’s neglect and underfunding of the Parks and...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jun 2016

Fire Management and Planning Need Adequate Resources for Remote Fireys

Motion calling on the Hodgman Government to properly fund the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, enabling it to retain its experienced remote firefighters and to undertake effective fire management planning and operations throughout the...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 May 2016

Concessions for Lifesaving Equipment

Madam Speaker, I want to raise an issue of concern to all Tasmanians who rely on concessions to be able to affordably use lifesaving equipment.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Aug 2015

Mt Lyell Mine Closure Blow

The announced closure of the Mt Lyell mine will be a blow to the tight-knit West Coast community coming so soon after the Henty Mine closure news.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  9 Jul 2014