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Another Opaque EOI Proposal, More Public Funds

Media Release - In GBE Estimates today, the Greens questioned Parks Minister Gutwein about yet another secretive Expressions of Interest project in a protected area and the apparent expenditure of public monies to enable it.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Dec 2019

TWWHA Tourism Master Plan Under Conflict of Interest Cloud

Media Release - The Liberals’ corrupted EOI process for tourism development within Parks and Reserves is under yet another cloud.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 May 2019

World Heritage Area - Tourism Master Plan - Alleged Conflict of Interest

Parliamentary Activity - You failed to answer the question about your private consultant's conflict of interest with drafting the Tourism Master Plan. We know they have a conflict of interest because they openly advertised it on their website.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 May 2019

World Heritage Area - Tourism Master Plan

Parliamentary Activity - The successful tenderer responsible for drafting the master plan, chosen over other tenderers, is a private consultant who is being engaged at a cost of more $300 000 to the taxpayer.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 May 2019

Bushfire Management - Review and Recommendations

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, Ms ARCHER

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 Apr 2019

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

Adjournment - Bob Brown Foundation and Patagaonia Environmental Petition

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I have the great pleasure tonight to table the largest environmental petition in Australia's history. It is not in the correct form of the House -Madam SPEAKER - You need to seek...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Nov 2018

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

Liberals' Wilderness Wrecking a National Disgrace

Media Release - An in depth report in the Weekend Australian magazine details the extreme threat the Liberals’ commercialisation and privatisation agenda poses to the Tasmanian wilderness.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Nov 2018

Community Voice Ignored in Lake Malbena Decision

Media Release - The proposal to privatise Lake Malbena inside the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area attracted overwhelming opposition and no public support in the single formal opportunity provided for comment.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Nov 2018

Private Developer Given Tick for Development in the Walls of Jerusalem

Media Release - The Liberals’ planned death by a thousand cuts for Tasmania’s wilderness took a step forward today.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Sep 2018

West Coast Community Demand Tassal Remove Macquarie Harbour Waste

Media Release - 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 - 3 Nov 2017

Liberals Required to Act on TWWHA Damage to Macquarie Harbour

Media Release - Environment Minister, Matthew Groom must protect the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area from further damage from salmon farming.

Andrea Dawkins - 15 Mar 2017

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

World Heritage Committee Request Must be Heard

Media Release - The Greens welcome the World Heritage Committee's request to implement the recommendations of their expert mission.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Jul 2016

Groom Can't Ignore Planning Commission on TWWHA

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderParks Minister, Matthew Groom, signed off on a government response to the flawed draft World Heritage Area Management Plan which has drawn criticism from the Tasmanian Planning Commission.

- 13 Jul 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Libs Cut TWWHA Management Funding by $3.4m

Parliamentary Activity - The 2016 Federal Budget confirmed a $3.4M cut to management of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) in 2016-17, with the funding for management of the TWWHA extension flatlining to zero in 2018-19.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 May 2016

Massive Opposition to Fish Farm Expansion on East Coast

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to draw the attention of the House to a very strong and vocal community meeting that occurred in Orford on the east coast about a week ago.  Forty eight local residents, shackowners, local...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Apr 2016

Corruption of Process Hallmark of World Heritage Management under Liberals

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Parks spokespersonThe protection of Tasmania's globally unique wilderness assets is taking a distant second place to the desires of a selected handful of developers under the Liberal Government.

- 17 Apr 2016

Greens' Response to Announcement of New Political Group

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderThe beauty of a democracy is that any group of concerned citizens can speak up and establish organisations to represent their concerns. It is, of course, disappointing to hear that a member of the United...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Apr 2016

TWWHA Still in Limbo

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Parks spokespersonThe government's statements about not logging in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is a step forward but Tasmanians need to know what the Liberals really mean when they say...

- 21 Mar 2016

A 'Review' into TWWHA Fires is a Cop Out

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Parks spokespersonWith an estimated 14,000 hectares of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) burned or still burning, and legitimate resourcing questions being asked, the Premier's...

- 4 Feb 2016

Feral Deer Management Plan Needed

Media Release - Recent research from UTAS estimates there may be up to 1.1 million deer across Tasmania by 2050. Compared to about 30,000 in 2000, this is an alarming increase. The number of deer and the expansion in their range would be a huge threat to...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 Jan 2016

Groom's EOI Process a Shambles

Media Release - Parks Minister, Matthew Groom, again has egg on his face, this time over his headlong rush to develop in Tasmania's National Parks and World Heritage Area.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Nov 2015

Lonely Planet Hits Out at Hodgman Government

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Parks spokespersonThe Hodgman Government is damaging Tasmania's wilderness tourism brand internationally.*Travel Bible Lonely Planet has advised travellers to get in quick or miss out on Tasmania's...

- 5 Nov 2015

Groom Content to Pillage TWWHA

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Parks spokespersonThe Hodgman Government's passionate desire to log, mine and increase private development in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area not only shows a reckless disregard for its...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Sep 2015

Harriss in Denial on TWWHA Logging

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokespersonResources Minister, Paul Harriss, has made it clear the government plans to blunder on and log in protected areas, including the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA), in...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Sep 2015

Liberals Caught in World Heritage Bind of Their Own Making

Media Release - The Hodgman Government is delusional if it believes it can negotiate with the UNESCO World Heritage committee to allow logging, mining and intensified private tourism operations in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Sep 2015

World Heritage Committee lacks trust in Hodgman and Abbott Governments

Media Release - Nick McKim MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe Tasmanian Government's proposal to allow logging and mining in the World Heritage Area has prompted an extraordinary response from the United Nations, including a proposal to send a UNESCO...

- 30 May 2015