Media Release 14 October 2016
Bob Brown is keen for a full and frank discussion with Guy Barnett about the damage to Tasmania's global reputation extending clear-fell logging into 400,000 hectares of Tasmania's ancient forests will cause.
"It's a no-brainer", Brown said today. "If the Hodgman government was putting $7 million into facilities for a world-class tourism experience into the Styx Valley of the Giants instead of getting more loggers back into destruction of our forests, it would be taxpayers money well spent".
“Guy is a bushwalker and loves the wilderness - just like thousands of visitors to Tasmania. I'll bet he doesn't head to fire-charred clear-fell areas for his Sunday walks. I am hugely proud of Tasmania - it is a World Heritage Island. Cutting down and burning the habitat of the wildlife that helps make our island world famous is studied ignorance in this day and age", Brown said.
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