ADANI: MONEY OVERRUNNING MORALITY – Bob Brown

Gautam Adani seems set to get the final go-ahead for his coal mine in Queensland though Prime Minister Scott Morrison, heeding advice that the word ‘Adani’ was poison, never used it during the election campaign.

Morrison’s performance was as impressive as Tasmanian Premier Robin Gray’s in 1982. Gray barely mentioned the Gordon-below-Franklin dam in winning the state election but quickly ordered the bulldozers into the Franklin River valley.

Post-election Morrison wants to burn for us, in particular, more coal, oil, and gas. He also wants to log and burn more Australian forests which would otherwise be absorbing carbon. His ambitions face opposition.

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Matt Canavan is a loser on the losing side of history.

His post-election gloat ignores the climate emergency, already affecting Australia, which will catch up with him and his government in the years ahead.

While Canavan ignores the emergency (The Australian, 6 June) I am working with many others to head it off and that includes opposing Gautam Adani’s coal mine while Canavan prepares to subsidise it.

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Magic Dirt announce fundraising show for Bob Brown Foundation!

 

Media release from Magic Dirt:

"The environment and the preservation of the natural world has always been something Magic Dirt have felt very strongly about. Now more than ever, with the unmistakeable and frightening symptoms of climate change and global warming affecting our everyday lives, the band want to come out with a clear, decisive statement.

We’ve had a long relationship with Bob Brown and we want to do something to help his amazing conservation work so we are proud to put on our first club show back in Melbourne as a benefit show for the Bob Brown Foundation. We especially want to support his latest campaign, the Stop Adani Convoy, which is shaping up to be Australia’s biggest ever environmental protest. We’ve curated a great line up featuring a whole host of awesome local bands.

The show is happening on April 24th at The Curtin in Melbourne with a sister show happening on May 4th at the Republic Bar in Hobart, as a nod to Bob’s home state of Tasmania."

Tickets are on sale now! Just click on the links below or go to www.johncurtinhotel.com or www.republicbar.com

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Australia’s national parks are being privatised by stealth - Bob Brown

Please read this ABC article and send it to your friends. After decades of campaigning by thousands of environmentally committed People against logging, mining, dams, highways and real estate carve-ups, nationals parks in every state and territory are now being thrown to the wolves of profit.

The price includes loss of wildness, intrusion by helicopter (servicing and client delivery) noise, light pollution and wildlife disruption. The men profiting from this public loss NEVER lifted a finger to protect these areas and, in many cases, actively opposed conservationists who spent years of their lives freely working to save them as national parks.

Please support the folk in your state or territory now gearing up to protect wild and beautiful places and wildlife from this insidious money-driven new threat.

- Bob Brown

Read the full article here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-03/queensland-tourism-perceived-conflict-of-interest-managed/10851100

 

 

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The Guardian: Beautiful and tragic: the saga of Wukalina – Bob Brown

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Bob Brown Returns to the Belfast Coastal Reserve to celebrate with community

Our community gathering with Bob Brown in the Belfast Coastal Reserve yesterday, from the air.
Too precious to be turned into a commercial racehorse training track.
The Tarerer whale looking spectacular. 
This is the site where upwards of 800 Aboriginal people would gather, pre-colonisation, when a whale would beach.
Come on Labor, come on Liberal, come on independents, it’s time to commit and do the right thing. 
Do not change the planning laws. 
Stand with the community on the right side of history and with what is legal. 
It’s also the lore of the land.
We shall not be moved. 
We will never allow it on our Public Commons.

Thanks to Colleen Hughson @First Ladies Productions for filming the celebration and editing of the video footage.
Thanks also to Robin Maguire for kindly supplying action footage

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The Standard: Bob Brown calls for horses on beaches to be election issue

 

Read full article on The Standard here: https://www.standard.net.au/story/5756366/bob-brown-wants-horses-on-beaches-to-be-election-issue-video/

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ABC Mornings with Sarah Gillman: How do we define our wilderness?

Listen to Bob Brown discuss how we define wilderness. 

Listen here: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/mornings/bob-brown/10113254

 

 

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Bob Brown on 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne

The following interview with Bob Brown was broadcast on 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne on Sunday, 1 July as part of the station’s weekly Reflections program.  In the interview Bob reflects on his life and the development of his passion and activism for the environment.  You can link to the interview on the 3MBS website by clicking here.

 

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Media Release: Liberals’ Silly Complaint

A story in today’s (Wednesday’s) Mercury covering Braddon Liberal candidate Brett Whiteley’s complaints about global retailer Patagonia’s film on the Tarkine went without comment from the Bob Brown Foundation.

However, in reply, Bob Brown says the Liberals’ Whiteley is a product of last century thinking who doesn’t know the Tarkine and has his facts wrong.

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