BBF welcomes Frydenberg Macquarie Island base decision

Media Release 16 September 2016


Bob Brown Foundation (BBF) has welcomed Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg’s announcement to put closure of Macquarie Island Antarctic base on hold.

“This was shaping up as a huge matter of contention for the scientific community and wider Tasmanian and Australian public,” Bob Brown said today.

“It’s a good thing the Minister has acted so swiftly, and this situation seems to indicate a deep seated problem in the bureaucracy which should be promoting not downgrading Australia’s Antarctic research program,” Bob Brown said.

“We look forward to Minister Frydenberg announcing a new high-tech base with a smaller footprint on the World Heritage island and continued success with scientific and meteorological research,” Bob Brown said.

Our Public Meeting next Wednesday has been cancelled.

Jenny Weber
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