Media Release: Proposed Malaysia Probe’s Tasmania Link

Bob Brown backs Malaysian inquiry into Abetz-backed Sarawak logging.

Tasmania’s Bob Brown Foundation is supporting the Swiss-based Bruno Manser Fund’s call for Sarawak’s former premier and political ‘godfather’ Abdul Taib Mahmud to be a focus of the anti-corruption inquiry after Malaysia’s stunning change of government. Sarawak is a state of Malaysia.

 

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Media Release: Conservationists stage demo for Tarkine protection at MCG. "Give the Tarkine a sporting chance at the G" 

On Mother’s Day Sunday, when some mums may be given cards, flowers or a ticket to the footy, Bob Brown Foundation supporters are standing up for World Heritage protection of Tasmania’s Tarkine for future generations of mothers.

"An equivalent to 15 000 MCGs worth of native forest are threatened by chainsaws and bulldozers in Tasmania's Tarkine," Bob Brown Foundation campaigner Emma Wasson said.

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"Tasmania's Tarkine has World Heritage values in urgent need of protection. However, 30 000 ha of 'permanent logging zones' of takayna / Tarkine including rainforests, wildlife rich tall eucalyptus forests and old growth forest, are threatened with logging." 

Tasmania's Tarkine meets seven out of the ten criteria for outstanding universal values and has qualifying features for World Heritage status yet it remains unprotected.

"Bob Brown Foundation is campaigning for a World Heritage listed Tarkine National Park, including its return to Aboriginal ownership. The Federal and Tasmanian State Government need to nominate the Tarkine for World Heritage listing."  

"We'd rather see 15 000 MCGs worth of forest protected for the sake of the planet instead of being destroyed, so we're demonstrating here on Mothers Day for Mother Earth to raise awareness for the need for World Heritage protection of takayna / Tarkine.”

Media Contact: Emma Wasson 0409 300 592 

Action Details: 1:30pm Yarra Park, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

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Turnbull's Cradle Mountain Fiasco

Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull’s $30 million taxpayers’ transfer to help co-fund a cable car from Cradle Valley Visitors’ Centre to Dove Lake comes with no idea how to handle 500,000 people a year stepping off the system into the Dove Lake precinct, Bob Brown said today.

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5,000 At Hobart Cable Car Protest.

Organisers say 5,000 people crammed the Cascade Gardens in today’s mammoth protest against the proposed cable car on kunanyi / Mt Wellington.

Residents Opposed to the Cable Car’s Ted Cutlan gave the estimate after the event was delayed for half an hour to accommodate people walking, having had to park more than one kilometre away.

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Poll Shows Big Opposition to Cable Car Land Gift

‘It will be a lemon’: Bob Brown.

A ReachTEL poll of Tasmanian voters this week shows 2:1 opposition to the cable car proponents’ free use of land on top of kunanyi / Mt Wellington.

The poll, commissioned by the Bob Brown Foundation, was taken on Wednesday night, before the Hodgman government endorsed orders to the proponents to cease work on the contentious land. The poll questioned 1,188 Tasmanians as follows:

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Tasmanians Oppose World Heritage Handouts

As a $2.95 million taxpayer-funded handout for a private development inside the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is back in the news, a ReachTEL poll shows massive public opposition.

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Okehampton Fish Farm decision to be appealed in Federal Court.

Triabunna Investments, Spring Bay Mill Pty Ltd and Bob Brown Foundation have lodged an appeal against Justice Duncan Kerr upholding the manner of Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg’s approval of Tassal’s fish farm at Okehampton Bay on Tasmania’s east coast.

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Protest Today at Suspicious Timber Tasmania

 

Community members are protesting today at the Hobart headquarters of ‘Sustainable’ Timber Tasmania. Protesters will stage a theatrical rebranding of the logging entity as Suspicious Timber Tasmania, in front of their new offices.

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Conservationists enter Tarkine logging coupe to protest rainforest logging.

Protesters have entered Tarkine logging coupe RD016B this morning in opposition to continued logging of the Tasmania’s Tarkine’s rainforest.

The protesters have been participating in creative performances to highlight the tragedy of continued loss of rainforest in the Tarkine.

 

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Canavan should come clean on slush fund - Brown

Matt Canavan’s attack on funding of Australia’s environment groups is because he knows he has lost the environment debate with the Australian public, environmentalist Bob Brown said in Newcastle today.

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