Push for new law to put rail before roads
New legislation introduced by the Greens in Canberra today could give Hobart's light rail project the leg-up it needs.
Council falling short of best bike option
Greens Alderman and Senate candidate Helen Burnet says the plan on offer for a Sandy Bay Road Bikeway is set to fail those people it should be serving.
Hands off our mountain, Mr Hodgman!
Tasmanians should be very wary that the Liberal leader Will Hodgman wants open slather development on kunanyi/Mt Wellington, says Greens Senate candidate and Hobart Alderman, Helen Burnet.
Julie Collins not focused on the main job
“Julie Collins should give up the soundbites, ditch the mudslinging that typifies contemporary Labor and concentrate on her electorate. Criticising the state government doesn’t cut it”, said the Greens’ Federal candidate for Franklin, Dr Rosalie Woodruff.
Sweet sixteen - pay tax, but not vote?
Greens candidate for Denison, Anna Reynolds, wants to mark 2013 National Youth Week as the year we start electoral reform to allow all Australian citizens over the age of 16 to vote.
Greens call on Fed Gov: stop punishing single parents
Senator Peter Whish-Wilson and Greens candidates for the Federal Election called on the Federal Government to stop punishing single parents today.
Official opening of the Bass Campaign Office
When: Friday 29 November at 5.30pm
Where: At the new campaign office! 50 Invermay Road, Invermay
Greens discuss new Disability Care laws with Hobart families
Parents and students will hear today about this week’s passage of the new Disability Care laws and how they will translate into new choices for school leavers.
Greens announce candidate for Pembroke
The Tasmanian Greens today announced Wendy Heatley as the Greens’ candidate for the Legislative Council seat of Pembroke.
Greens call for $80 million per year for bike paths
The Tasmanian Greens today renewed their commitment to support for bike infrastructure today, coinciding with Bicycle Tasmania’s Bike Week. The Greens propose the establishment of a permanent National Bike Paths Projects program with an annual budget of $80 million.
Greens announce candidate for Federal Seat of Lyons
The Tasmanian Greens have announced Pippa Brinklow as the Greens’ candidate for Lyons at the upcoming Federal Election.
Pip is a former Director of Care who has spent the last 20 years developing and managing health and aged care, community housing and vocational education and training programs throughout Tasmania.
Questions over jobs expo for people with disabilities
On the eve of the Federal Government’s “Jobs and Skills Expo” in Hobart to be attended by the Prime Minister, questions have been raised about the commitment of her government to support workers with disabilities.
Greens say 'This election is not just about you, Mr Wilkie'
Greens candidate for Denison, Anna Reynolds, has called on the current Member for Denison to offer more policy reform and less self-serving commentary.
Greens continue to oppose unjust Newstart 'reforms'
The Tasmanian Greens have vowed to keep the pressure on the Federal Government and Opposition regarding income support for vulnerable families.
Greens Denison candidate Anna Reynolds spoke at today’s Single Parent Action Group Rally, representing Tasmanian Senators Peter Whish-Wilson and Christine Milne. She has heard many compelling stories of the additional burdens the decision has placed on single parents.
Australian Greens announce Tasmanian Senate ticket
Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania Peter Whish-Wilson today announced the Party’s Senate ticket for the September 14 election.
The senator heads up the ticket as the Greens' number one Senate candidate, and Helen Burnet, a Hobart Alderman for the past seven years, is number two.
Corporate governance champion takes on Upper House
Corporate governance lecturer and former lawyer Tom Baxter is the endorsed Greens candidate for the Tasmanian Upper House seat of Nelson.
Announcing his candidacy today (Sunday 20 January 2013), Mr Baxter said his first priority would be reform of the Legislative Council.
“If elected, I pledge that on my first day in Parliament I will move to reform our Upper House,” Mr Baxter said.
Environmental Movement Loses a Champion
Minister for community development, Cassy O'Connor, has expressed her deep sadness at the passing of Helen Gee, a leading Tasmanian conservationist and role model for thinking women working in their communities to make the world a better place
Many, many Tasmanians will be saddened to hear that Helen Gee is no longer with us, no longer fighting her gentle, but determined fight to protect Tasmania's wild places.
Now is not the time to pull the plug on pulp mill campaign
By Anne Layton-Bennett
Although little mention has been made recently about the proposed Tamar Valley pulp mill, it remains crucial to remember that despite Gunns Limited’s demise, the campaign to stop it should not be considered over.
The legal challenge by the Tasmanian Conservation Trust about the validity of pulp mill permits is still to be heard in the Supreme Court, although no date has been set.
The Tasmanian Greens today tabled their Bill to restore the number of MPs in the House of Assembly back to 35.
Hemp ruling a potential boost for Tasmanian agriculture
The Tasmanian Greens today welcomed a decision by Food Standards Australia New Zealand to approve the use of hemp products containing low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol in the production of food for human consumption.
$15.7M lost on the pokies in September
The Tasmanian Greens today said that Tasmanians collectively lost $15,778,711 on pokies in the month of September, yet another unacceptable hit to the community’s most vulnerable that takes the toll for the year to $133,868,205.
Community prepared to rise up again to stop super trawlers
The Tasmanian Greens today called on Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke to honour his commitment for a two year ban on super trawlers in Commonwealth waters, warning that failure to do so will see Tasmanians reactivate the campaign against super trawlers.
A Green voice for Sorrell Council
The Tasmanian Greens have launched the campaign of Sharon Prior for the Sorell Council elections. Sharon has nominated for two positions on Council, that of Councilor and Mayor.
Greens announce candidate for federal seat of Franklin
The Tasmanian Greens have announced Dr Rosalie Woodruff, a globally renowned epidemiologist, as the Greens' candidate for Franklin at the upcoming federal election.
The Australian Greens leader Christine Milne launched Dr Woodruff’s campaign this morning (29 August 2012).
Time for marriage equality has arrived
Marriage equality is an issue whose time has come and those who oppose it stand on the wrong side of history.
Greens Leader Nick McKim MP today challenged Liberal Leader Will Hodgman to allow a conscience vote for Liberal MPs after South Australian Liberal Leader Isobel Redmond joined South Australian Premier Jay Weatherall in granting a conscience vote to their MPs on the issue of Marriage Equality.
Public urged to getup for Tarkine and Tassie devil
The Tasmanian Greens say an advert placed in a national newspaper urging people to contact the Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke and call for the Tarkine to be protected, demonstrates the growing national awareness and concern over this issue.
Whish-Wilson calls on Ludwig for super trawler answers
Allowing a super trawler to operate in Australian waters without addressing all risks to our small pelagic fisheries is a disaster waiting to happen for fish stocks and local industries, says Australian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson.
Greens pick climate change champion for Denison
The Tasmanian Greens have announced Anna Reynolds as the Greens' candidate for Denison at the upcoming federal election.
Former Greens leader Bob Brown launched Ms Reynolds' campaign this morning.
Ignoring trawler concerns arrogant as fishing groups ramp up protect action
The Tasmanian Greens today urged the Federal government to heed the escalating outrage over the imminent arrival of the super trawler FV Margiris, as game and commercial fishing groups began to detail their protest plans.