Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

18 July 2019

Guy Barnett, Minister for Energy

O’Connor sells out Tasmania and joins the anti-renewable bandwagon

After days of silence, Cassy O’Connor has today revealed she is against a massive renewable energy project in Tasmania.*

It seems Ms O’Connor would rather sell out Tasmania’s renewable energy future in favour of appeasing former Greens leaders Bob Brown and Christine Milne and supporting their NIMBY, anti-everything agenda.

Even worse, she is also jeopardising Tasmania’s position as the renewable energy powerhouse of Australia, which has the potential to inject up to $5 billion into our state’s economy and create thousands of jobs, particularly in regional Tasmania.

As I have said, the proposed wind farm at Robbins Island, like other developments of this size and type, is subject to rigorous development and environmental approvals, with the opportunity for public submissions.

Ms O’Connor’s previous statements supporting renewable energy have been exposed as hollow and left her credibility in tatters.


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