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The Addendum to the Alternative Budget Statement covers the area of Education....More »
The Tasmanian Greens' 2008-09 Alternative Budget outlines our priorities in advance of the State Budget. This year the Greens are pressing Premier David Bartlett to break with the legacy of Lennon's Lemons - reviled spending on racing, football and the pulp mill - and to instead chart a new directio...More »
AUTUMN FOREST BURNS = CLIMATE CRIMES
Autumn is Tasmania’s most beautiful season. The days are still and clear, the sun is warm, the evenings are crisp.
But Tasmania’s archaic forestry sector ruins Autumn for many other Tasmanians, and presents a shocking image to our visitors from other states...More »
This week the Greens will be voting no to Gunns’ proposed polluting chemical and pulp mill.
You elected us to parliament to represent the community, not to be a rubber stamp for big business who represent only the interests of their shareholders, and often against the long-term interests of Tasm...More »
Our Alternative Budget Statement 2007-08 outlines our priorities in advance of the State Budget. This year we have pointed out the accumulated cost of at least $375 million of Lennon's Lemons - Labor's misguided splurges on the Hawthorn football club deal, racing facili...More »
Do you think climate change is the most important challenge facing governments around the world?
Do you believe that governments have a moral, social, environmental and economic responsibility to respond more strongly and quickly to climate change?
If you answered ‘yes’ to those questions, ...More »
The Tasmanian Greens have launched a Save Tassie's Farms campaign to show support for Tasmania's farming communities at a time when they face a variety of threats and challenges.
The Greens' campaign will focus on:
Encroachment of timber plantations
Timber plantations have already gobbled up...More »
In September 2005 concerned residents and community activists celebrated victory when Walker Corporation shelved their Ralphs Bay canal development proposal "based on commercial grounds". The victory followed a long hard-fought struggle to prevent the inappropriate coastal development from...More »
Dangerously overloaded log trucks, defective trucks, improperly secured loads, driver fatigue and inherent design faults all contribute to an extremely dangerous cocktail of behemoths, Winnebago's and school buses that are currently rumbling around on our crumbling road infrastructure.
On top of ...More »
The Tasmanian devil is the largest remaining carnivorous marsupial in the world and a Tasmanian icon. The Devil is facing possible extinction in the wild.
In 1996 Tasmanian Devils were discovered with a severe and disfiguring facial tumour in the North East of Tasmania. Subsequent studies determine...More »
The Tasmanian Greens are dedicated to restoring rights for injured workers by pushing for reforms to Labor's unfair workers compensation laws.
We are fighting to have the 30% Whole Person Impairment (WPI) threshold and the restrictions on access to obtain common law damages removed. ...More »
The internationally significant north-east peninsula of Recherche Bay in southern Tasmania has been saved after a long struggle to protect the area from logging.
The tireless efforts of community organisers led to a $2 million pledge from entrepreneur Dick Smith to assist the Tasman...More »
The Tasmanian Greens have pledged to improve openness and accountability in disclosure of political donations by enacting state-based donations disclosure laws, ensuring more timely release of the information, and lowering the threshold for public disclosure.
Tasmania does not have the same transpa...More »
A Forest Transition Strategy to Protect Forests and Create Sustainable JobsThe need to resolve Tasmania’s forests debate in favour of both forest protection and sustainable jobs has led the Greens to critically examine the forest industry and develop an outline for a process of transformation to alt...More »
The Tasmanian Greens have introduced legislation to enact a Bill of Rights in Tasmania. This is a measure designed to restrain the erosion of human rights through legislation such as the proposed Anti Terror laws and comes after the government has refused a Parliamentary Inquiry into those laws. Gre...More »
The State of the State Address replaces the annual Governor’s speech to the Parliament which used to occur until recently, with much pomp and ceremony. This now only occurs on the official opening of Parliament. Now, instead every September the Premier delivers the State of the State speech which is...More »
The Tasmanian Greens have released a draft version of a Cat Control Bill, which would provide for a statewide uniform cat registration system, including compulsory desexing and registration of domestic cats, as well as establishing a mechanism for the State Government to fund cat control measures.Gr...More »
The Tasmanian Greens have released confidential Cabinet documentation which includes a background briefing paper regarding the signing of a Development Agreement (DA) with a developer for the Meander Dam, and Crown Law advice that provides the opinion that the State’s security position in this deal ...More »
Forestry giant Gunns Ltd has served writs on 20 targets (labelled the "Gunns 20") including Senator Bob Brown (Leader of the Australian Greens), Peg Putt MHA (Leader of the Tasmanian Greens), the Wilderness Society, Doctors for Native Forests, the Huon Valley Environment Centre, and numerous indivi...More »
The Tasmanian Greens have congratulated the students and staff of the Hutchins School for declaring Hutchins a Plastic Bag Free Zone, and for designing and producing a calico bag to replace plastic bags on school grounds.
Greens Opposition Environment spokesperson Nick McKim MHA said that SRC Envir...More »
The Tasmanian Greens have tabled the Same Sex Marriage Bill 2005 in the Tasmanian House of Assembly.
Greens Opposition Justice spokesperson Nick McKim MHA said that the historic Bill would allow same-sex marriages in Tasmania, and that the Greens intended to move the Bill into a Parliamentary Commi...More »
The Tasmanian Greens have tabled the Protection of Public Participation Bill 2005, which is designed to protect the right of citizens to participate in the public debate.
Greens Opposition Justice spokesperson Nick McKim MHA said that the Bill, if passed, would mean that a court could strike out a...More »
These Parliamentary Committee meetings allow Members of Parliament to inquire into the operations of select Government Business Enterprises such as Forestry Tasmania, Hydro Tasmania, TT-Line, etc.
Hansard, the word-for-word transcript of Parliamentary proceedings, will include transcripts of these...More »
Child abuse, especially that which occurs in institutions regarded with trust
by the community, strikes at the core of our society, and at those who are
the most vulnerable in our society. Over time the public is growing increasingly
aware of the extent to which this abuse has occurred, an...More »
The Tasmanian Greens are disappointed and outraged that their attempt to save popular tourism icon, South Sister, near St Marys from logging, has been defeated by the combined efforts of both the State Labor and Liberal parties in Parliament today.
Greens Member for Lyons, Tim Morris MHA, sa...More »
The Tasmanian Greens have tabled in Parliament their legislation to ban the use of 1080 against native wildlife, the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Amendment (Ban 1080) Bill 2004.
Greens Opposition Primary Industries spokesperson Kim Booth MHA, who introduced
The Tasmanian Greens have tabled in Parliament cognate Bills to amend the Anti-Discrimination
Act 1998 and the Government Business Enterprise Act 1995 in order
to remove discrimination faced by Tasmanians on the basis of their age.
The Chemical Trespass Bill 2004 ensures that the movement of agricultural chemicals from their designated target site to an unauthorised location, including public and private land and waterways, is defined as ‘trespass’ and as such is an offence.
Whereas other State environmental prot...More »
Professional Outsiders?A Greens perspective on adminstrative law.
In Tasmania, Greens have been represented in the Parliament for over 20 years, the first green independent having been elected in 1982.
Yet we qualify as outsiders in presenting our perspective on Administrative Law. We grapple,...More »
Greens have led the way in calling for a total ban on
smoking in enclosed public spaces. As long ago as March
2001 the Greens moved amendments to the government's Public
Health Amendment Bill ...More »
Greens Opposition Member for Bass Kim Booth MHA toured the North Esk Catchment with Mayor Janie Dickenson, Legislative Councillors Don Wing, Kerry Finch and Ivan Dean, MHR Dick Adams, Council engineer Steve Ratcliffe, two forestry representatives and concerned local farmers, sawmillers, local reside...More »
GREENS LAUNCH ‘SAVE OUR WATERFRONT’ CAMPAIGN
The Tasmanian Greens have launched a ‘Save Our Waterfront’ campaign designed to maximise local input on the future of Sullivan’s Cove, targeting issues of privatisation and potential demolitions which have been side-stepped by the government...More »