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Cable Car Land Deal Smells Like Cronyism

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Member for Denison

kunanyi/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.

The Liberals' plan to use their Parliamentary majority to acquire land from Council, and do a deal with the developer over a priceless public asset is disgraceful.

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.

Greens Release Sensible Guide for Tourism in Protected Areas

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Parks spokesperson

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Tourism spokesperson

 

Cassy O'Connor MP:

In the absence of any clear criteria for the management of tourism in Tasmania's protected areas, the Tasmanian Greens today released a guide to sustainable tourism that ensures wilderness and cultural heritage protection are prioritised.

State Conference Opening Address

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader  

Good morning extended Green tribe! It's lovely to see your faces and to personally thank you for travelling from wherever you came to be here in beautiful Deloraine.  

Thank you, particularly to all the Lyons members and their helpers for bringing us all together this weekend.

We meet on the traditional lands of the Pallittorre people, who - as it was for unknown thousands of the first Tasmanians - were removed from their country by trickery, force, at the point of a gun.

Mountain Bike Tourism Needs Wilderness Protection

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Tourism spokesperson

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 We're hopeful they're finally getting the message that Tasmania's economic future doesn't lie in outdated and unviable industries, but in the modern tourist market.

It's our wilderness and modern adventure tourism that people travel to Tasmania to experience, as well as our gourmet produce. It's our clean, green and wild brand that visitors are so attracted to.

Brand Integrity Requires More than Celebrity

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.

The Liberals tore up the forest peace deal and want to ramp up native forest logging. Almost 400 000 hectares of high conservation value forests set aside under the TFA is in their sights for harvesting.

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