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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

Labor Leadership Failure

Media Release - In a time of climate emergency and growing social inequality, political parties need to work together to advance the public interest. Instead, Labor Leader, Rebecca White, is playing silly political games while the planet burns.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Sep 2019

Record National Parks Visitors Reinforce Need to Protect Wilderness Values

Media Release - Record visitor numbers in Tasmania’s National Parks in the past financial year reinforces the need to better manage and preserve our protected areas, rather than opening them up to ever increasing visitor numbers and increased commercial...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Sep 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

New Salmon Plan Flounders in Macquarie Harbour

Media Release - Tasmania’s salmon industry has again been let off the leash and back into the waters of Macquarie Harbour which are still recovering from the industry’s rampant expansion.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Jul 2018

ASC Condemns Macquarie Harbour Salmon Farming Practices

Media Release - Tassal has breached 19 Aquaculture Stewardship Council standards in Macquarie Harbour. Dissolved oxygen levels are so low life that calls the harbour home is suffocating.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 May 2017

Salmon Farming - Damage to World Heritage Area in Macquarie Harbour

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for ENVIRONMENT, PARKS and HERITAGE, Mr GROOM[10.30 a.m.]

- 15 Mar 2017

Groom's Refusal to Confirm Salmon Destock After World Heritage Damage

Media Release - In Question Time today, Environment Minister, Matthew Groom, refused to confirm Tassal will meet the EPA deadline of April 15 and have all their fish out of Franklin lease in Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 Apr 2017

Salmon Must be Removed from Franklin Lease Now

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Environment spokespersonMinister Rockliff and the EPA need to step in and enforce their own orders on the Franklin lease in Macquarie Harbour.  Government must ensure salmon farming companies know there are...

- 3 Mar 2017

Potential Tassal TWWHA Damage Demands Federal Action

Media Release - Tassal CEO, Mark Ryan, yesterday publicly told Tasmanians that Tassal's operations in Macquarie Harbour had polluted the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Feb 2017

Government Caves to Pressure on IMAS Report

Media Release - After significant pressure, the government has caved in and released the damning IMAS report on the state of Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Feb 2017

Macquarie Harbour Farms Destroy World Heritage Values

Media Release - By directing the destocking of salmon from the Franklin lease, the EPA has admitted the environmental damage that's occurred to the harbour and the adjoining World Heritage Area.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Feb 2017

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

Savage Cuts to Protection of Tasmanian Wilderness

Media Release - Minister Groom stood resolutely with his anti-environment Federal colleagues in Parliament this morning, as he sought to defend savage Commonwealth funding cuts to management of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 May 2016