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Protecting Tasmania's Wombats

The Tasmanian Greens want to ensure that adequate protections and recovery plans are in place for wombat mange...

Andrea Dawkins  |  Policies  |  30 Oct 2017

Courtney Reveals Extended Licences to Hunt Wombats

Minister Courtney has revealed the Liberals’ plans to extend licences to shoot native wildlife, including wombats suffering from sarcoptic mange.  

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Aug 2018

Wombats - Crop Protection Permits, follow-up

Community groups, wildlife carers and conservation organisations point to localised extinctions of wombats at places such as narawntapu National Park.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Aug 2018

Wombats - Crop Protection Permits

The Government has caved into gun owners once again by allowing farmers to apply for crop protection permits every five years instead of annually.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Aug 2018

Wombat Fire Deaths Must be Investigated

The wombat deaths in Kelso in Northern Tasmania, as a result of an intentionally-lit gorse fire, are a tragic loss for the local wildlife population.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Nov 2017

Greens Release Plan to Save Tasmania's Wombats

The severe outbreak of wombat mange in 2010 has led to a likely extinction of the wombat population in Narawntapu National Park. Since then, this problem has become far more widespread.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  7 Oct 2017

Wombat Culls Must Be Banned

The government’s announcement that three of the four current wombat cull permits are to be revoked comes after months of pressure from the community, in large part the Wombat Warriors, and support of the Greens in Parliament.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Jun 2017

Estimates questions on Wombats to Minister Rockliff

Andrea Dawkins asks the minister if he has reassessed his cull permit system, considering the outbreak of mange in the wombat population and the localised extinctions.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Jun 2017

Estimates questions on Wombats to Minister Groom

Andrea Dawkins questions the Minister over the issuing of culling permits for wombats while community members are treating them to combat sarcoptic mange.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Jun 2017

Wombat Mange Needs Real Government Action

The government's announcement of $100,000 is a positive step, but much more needs to be done to save the Tasmanian wombat population from the spread of sarcoptic mange.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Mar 2017

Save Tasmania's Wombats

Tasmania’s wombat population is being decimated by a deadly mite ‘Sarcoptic scabiei’ that causes mange, and which has wiped out 95 per cent of wombats in Naurantapu Park and other parts of Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2016