Bob Brown congratulates Federal Environment Minister on Macquarie Island base renewal

Media Release 14 October 2016


Former Greens Leader Bob Brown has congratulated Federal Minister for Environment, Josh Frydenberg for announcing a new base on Tasmania’s sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island.

“Not only is this a marvellous Tasmanian National Park and World Heritage Area, it is a key base for world meteorological observation in an age of rapid global warming and ozone damage to our atmosphere”.

“Macquarie Island is one of the world’s great wildlife bastions with its countless thousands of penguins, seals and albatross, it is under pressure from tourism and illegal fish poachers as well as climate change. The Minister has made the right decision,” Brown said.

Jenny Weber
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