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Eric Abetz costs Tasmania a seat in Cabinet

Nick McKim 18 Jan 2017

The blame for Tasmania missing out on a seat in the federal Cabinet lies squarely on the shoulders of Senator Eric Abetz, Greens Senator for Tasmania Nick McKim says.

"If Senator Abetz had not used his de facto leadership of the Tasmanian Liberals to knife Richard Colbeck so brutally in the Liberal preselection battle, Tasmania would still have a voice at the Cabinet table."

"Not only has Senator Abetz managed to oversee a massive decline in the number of Tasmanian federal Liberal MPs, but he continues to undermine Malcolm Turnbull."

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Media Release: It's on again as Liberals target Tasmania's High Conservation Value forests

Nick McKim 12 Oct 2016

The announcement by Tasmanian Forests Minister Guy Barnett that he will allow logging in Tasmania's high conservation value forests will re-open the community division that have held Tasmania back for too long.

"This signals an appalling attack on Tasmania’s forests and an appalling waste of taxpayer money," Australian Greens Forests spokesperson Janet Rice said.

"It’s clear that the Tasmanian Government is ignoring the carbon value of these significant forests."

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