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Federal Government scraps recovery plans for Tasmanian flora and fauna at risk of extinction

Tasmanian species on the brink of extinction have today lost their federally funded recovery plans despite the Federal Government being well aware that these critical plans expired today.

This includes recovery plans for some of Tasmania’s most iconic birds, such as the critically endangered swift parrot, the forty-spotted pardalote, King Island brown thornbill, King Island scrubtit as well as the Wedge-tailed Eagle.

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Tasmania left out in the cold by Federal Budget

The Greens have slammed the Morrison Government for using the budget for cynical electioneering purposes, while simultaneously destroying what makes lutruwita/Tasmania unique. 

Quotes attributable to Greens Senator for lutruwita/Tasmania, Peter Whish-Wilson:  

“This is an election Budget for the next 6 weeks, designed by the Morrison Government to buy and bribe its way back into office. There is no plan, no vision for Tasmania. 

“Sadly, the environment and climate are the big losers in this budget. 

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50th celebration of the Greens takes Adam Bandt to party's roots

Leader of the Australian Greens, Adam Bandt will tonight attend 50th anniversary celebrations for the Green movement in Tasmania, marking a full half century since local protests against the destruction of Lake Pedder, which cascaded into the largest third party political force in Australia today.

At the event, Mr Bandt will outline the party’s successes over the past 50 years of political and social movements, while providing an outline of the Greens election platform for Tasmania, and pathway to victory at the upcoming federal election.

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Greens pledge $580M to fix Tassie’s health system

Leader of the Australian Greens Adam Bandt MP has said that in balance of power in the Senate after the next election, the Greens will use their power to push the next Federal Government to boost Tasmania’s public hospitals, unveiling the Party’s plan to deliver over half a billion dollars to ensure that Tasmania can meet growing demand.

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Greens announce Queensland Senate ticket to defeat Hanson and Palmer

Larissa Waters 9 Mar 2022

Today the Greens will announce their Queensland Senate ticket to defeat Pauline Hanson and Clive Palmer at the next election and put the Greens in balance of power.

Caloundra veterinarian and public health advocate Anna Sri, and Brisbane social scientist and environmental activist Ben Pennings, will join previously announced lead Senate Candidate Penny Allman-Payne on the ballot in Queensland, which is quickly shaping as the battleground state in May’s contest.

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Science funding for Antarctica yet again put on ice

Today’s Antarctic announcement from the Morrison Government is a political ploy that provides no certainty for Tasmania’s globally significant science community and is a distraction from the real threat facing the Antarctic: climate change. 
 

Quotes attributable to Greens Senator for lutruwita/Tasmania, Peter Whish-Wilson:

 

“The Government has a penchant for big announcements and cutting ribbons but not for investing in people and critical science programs.
 

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