Photos from "Hands off World Heritage" public meeting

Hobart Town Hall. Photo: Dan Broun

A hall full of people turned out at the Hobart Town Hall for the Public Meeting held to outline concerns about the Tasmanian Government’s plans to weaken wilderness protection in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, and encourage people to have their say. 

Speakers were World Heritage Expert Jamie Kirkpatrick, Environmentalist Bob Brown, Champion Orienteer & Runner Hanny Allston, and Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre’s Ruth Langford.

Ruth Langford. Photo: Dan Broun
Ruth Langford
The Hall
Hobart Town Hall. Photo: Dan Broun
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Environmental Groups rally local, national & global support

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Photo: Dan Broun

The Bob Brown Foundation made a press release today warning of Groom's wilderness construction boom - read the press release here.

"With Tasmanian public meetings, outreach to International allies, partner groups hosting a meeting in Melbourne and online action, the community is being rallied to urge the State Government to maintain rigorous protections."

Two public meetings on the issue of threats to the Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area will be held in Tasmania in the next fortnight. Tomorrow night (24th Feb 2015) in Launceston will be the first meeting, and next Tuesday 3 March in Hobart at lunch time, a second meeting will be hosted. In Melbourne on the 12 March, Friends of the Earth will host a public meeting.

In Launceston, speakers are Environmentalist Bob Brown, The Wilderness Society’s Vica Bayley, Tasmanian Greens Leader and Bass MHA Kim Booth, and Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre’s Adam Thompson. From 6 pm, the meeting will be held at the Pilgrim Uniting Church.

In Hobart, on Tuesday 3 March, speakers are World Heritage Expert Jamie Kirkpatrick, Environmentalist Bob Brown, Champion Orienteer & Runner Hanny Allston, and Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre’s Ruth Langford.

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Clear Message to Tasmania's Environment Minister


Bob Brown Foundation volunteers and Campaign Manager Jenny Weber made sure that the Tasmanian Minister for the Environment, Matthew Groom, got the message loud and clear at a forum in Hobart on Thursday 12th Feb.

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Wilderness in peril

Photo: Dan Broun - Lake Judd from the Eliza Plateau

Suddenly the state government is laying bare the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) to logging, mining and monopoly tourism projects.

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Bob Brown challenges Greg Hunt’s environmental ‘integrity’

BLAIR RICHARDS, Mercury January 22 2015

The Mercury

BOB Brown says he has a lot of respect for Dick Smith, but doesn’t have much nice to say about the Environment Minister’s record on the Tasmanian Wilderness.

Despite the former Greens leader’s strong opposition to development within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Dr Brown said he respected the Australian entrepreneur’s view that low-key development should be considered.


Dr Brown, however, delivered a broadside to Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt, who spoke of his love for the Tasmanian wilderness during a visit to the state yesterday.

“He is a puppet of the anti-environment sentiment in the Abbott government as demonstrated on his failures on the Great Barrier Reef, saving whales or forests,” Dr Brown said.

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Take Action to save Tasmania's wilderness




Submissions on the government's proposed changes to the World Heritage Area Management Plan are now closed.

A huge thanks to our supporters who lodged over 3100 submissions.  We will keep you posted as this campaign progresses.


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