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Tasmanian Fires

Media Release - On behalf of the Greens, I extend our deepest gratitude to the those fighting the fires and everyone supporting them. They represent the best of the Tasmanian spirit.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 Dec 2019

Lake Malbena Decision a Mess of the Liberals' Making

Media Release - The Federal Court’s decision to set aside the determination that the Lake Malbena proposal was not a ‘controlled action’ under national environment law sits solely with the Liberals.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Nov 2019

Lake Malbena Development Application

Submission - The Tasmanian Greens submission to the Lake Malbena development application to the Central Highlands Council.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Feb 2019

Guide for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens believe that tourism in protected areas should be sustainable, publicly owned, and not degrade the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Sep 2016

Lake Malbena Rejection Exposes EOI Process as a Sham

Media Release - The Central Highlands Council have listened to the overwhelming community opposition to the helicopter and huts tourism proposal for Lake Malbena in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Feb 2019

Halls Island at Lake Malbena is Public Land

Media Release - The Liberals’ efforts to privatize Halls Island will not wash with local fly fishers and bushwalkers, whatever the proponent Daniel Hackett decides about public access.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Jan 2019

Wilderness Lost and Heritage at Risk if Lake Malbena Proposal Proceeds

Media Release - The case against the proposal for helicopter-accessed luxury huts at Lake Malbena in the World Heritage Area grows stronger by the day.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Nov 2018

Christine Milne, Order of Australia

Media Release - On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens, I warmly congratulate former Tasmanian and Australian Greens Leader, Christine Milne on being awarded Order of Australia honours.  

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Jun 2018

Lake Malbena - Anglers Alliance Tasmania's Concerns about the TWWHA

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for PARKS, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Jun 2018

Parks Funding Trade-off for Commercial Exploitation

Media Release - While the Greens welcome a belated boost to Tasmania's underfunded Parks, under the Liberals this money is about allowing for the increased commercial exploitation of public protected areas.

Andrea Dawkins - 16 Sep 2017

Cable Car Land Deal Smells Like Cronyism

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Member for Denisonkunanyi/Mt Wellington should be protected for its outstanding natural and cultural values, not carved up by the Liberals to suit a single developer pushing a single, divisive project.

- 26 Feb 2017

TWWHA Bushfire Report Confirms Urgent Need for Fire Fighting Investment

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

Andrea Dawkins - 20 Dec 2016

Liberals Prioritise Presentation over Preservation in the TWWHA

Media Release - 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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 Dec 2016

Greens Release Sensible Guide for Tourism in Protected Areas

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Parks spokespersonAndrea Dawkins MP | Greens Tourism spokesperson Cassy O'Connor MP:

- 11 Sep 2016

Mountain Bike Tourism Needs Wilderness Protection

Media Release - The government's support of mountain bike tourism is wonderful. We're hopeful they're finally getting the message that Tasmania's economic future doesn't lie in outdated and unviable industries, but in the modern tourist market.

Andrea Dawkins - 15 Jul 2016

Brand Integrity Requires More than Celebrity

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader The Tasmanian Greens welcome the appointment of Ray Martin as a Brand Ambassador for the State but we caution an over-reliance on celebrity at a time when the brand is under threat from Liberal policy.

- 5 Jul 2016

State Budget: Address in Reply

Parliamentary Activity - It gives me great pleasure to present the Tasmanian Greens' fully costed Alternative Budget for 2016-17. It continues a long-standing tradition of the Tasmanian Greens to present an alternative vision for the future of Tasmania. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 May 2016

Significant Resourcing Needed to Save Alpine Wilderness

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Parks spokespersonWith weather conditions easing, this week is the critical week to stave off catastrophic damage to Tasmania’s priceless alpine and rainforest wilderness areas.

- 25 Jan 2016

Premier's Claims on Wilderness Logging & Mining Beggar Belief

Media Release - Nick McKim MP | Greens Tourism spokespersonTasmanian Premier Will Hodgman has claimed today in Budget Estimates that logging and mining can be conducted in wilderness areas without compromising wilderness values in any way.When repeatedly...

- 9 Jun 2015

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage

Parliamentary Activity - Nick McKim MP on tomorrow to move -That this House:

- 4 Jun 2015