Views on State-based Climate Change Action Thu 9 August 2012 Cassy O'Connor Minister for Climate Change The Minister for Climate Change, Cassy O'Connor, said she looked forward to constructive input from potential members of the formative Tasmanian Industry Group with their views on State-based climate change action. "The Tasmanian Government has a strong record of consulting with industry and has held a range of meetings seeking their input on how the government can best support their transition to a low carbon future," Ms O'Connor said. "We are currently independently reviewing Tasmania's Climate Change (State Action) Act with the view to strengthen this legislation, and I hope that the new Tasmanian Industry Group took the time to make a submission to this process. "As part of Tasmania's Action Plan to Reduce Emissions, we are also in the final stages of developing a mutually agreed Partnership Agreement with representatives from major industry and our major emitters that will signal a shared intent to state-based emissions reduction and take advantage of the State's low carbon advantage. "The State Government is also working with the Commonwealth Government and the Tasmanian business community to secure access to the many industry funding opportunities now available under the Clean Energy Future package. "Tasmania has a real opportunity to signal the direction that we wish to take for the future is as a leader in a low carbon economy, and our major industry bodies also have an important role to play in this renewable energy future.