• Reclaim takayna

    Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 04:00 PM through August 02, 2021
    Waratah Men's Shed in Waratah, Australia

    After two months of our biggest frontline action defending Australia’s largest temperate rainforests, we want to head back into takayna for an open day.

    Join us on Saturday night at the Waratah Men's Shed for dinner and camping in your own tent or campervan.

    Sunday will consist of a walk-in demonstration to the rainforests threatened by mining company MMG or you can visit nearby forests​ in the Que River region threatened by logging.

    Families are most welcome.

    Communal dinner & breakfast are vegan.

     


     

    Bob Brown Foundation campaigners and volunteers will be leading, assisting and sharing information on each of these walks below.

    An important consideration for options 1 and 2: Should the gates to the threatened rainforests remain closed by MMG, with security guards present as there are today, you will be entering a road closed by Forestry Tasmania. If the police arrive to evict the group, you may be given a formal 'move on' order by the police to leave. This is a police order to leave the site and not an arrest.

    When purchasing your tickets, please choose one of the options below to help us plan for the weekend. You will be able to change your mind after you've purchased your ticket.

     




    1. Walking Helilog road to the machines and the rainforest.

    The track from the car drop point on Pieman/Helilog junction to where the MMG lease and walking tracks are located is 7km long. The road is gravelled and muddy. There are some prolonged steep sections and once in, this is the only access.

    A return trip there and back is a 14km road walk, approx 2.5 hours one-way.

    Once at the southern end of Helilog Road, there are tagged walking tracks through the forest and the possibility for people to visit the occupation in the reclaimed rainforest. This would add an extra two hours and 1.5km one way but through beautiful pristine open rainforest, right in the very centre of the proposed mine site.

    Please note this will be a seven-hour return walk on Sunday. If you would like to stay the night on Sunday night in the rainforest, you are welcome.

    Depending on numbers, there will be a camp set up near the road to enable people to leave their gear and easily access the rainforest from the road end should they be uncomfortable with the longer walk.

    Camping for Sunday night in the forest will require everyone to be self-sufficient with tents, winter sleeping gear, wet weather and warm, appropriate walking clothes. All this gear will have to be carried in.

     




    2. A walk via Helilog Road to the old blockade camp and an excursion into the rainforests.

    This area is where we held the blockade against the logging this summer and where we pushed Forestry Tasmania out of these coupes the year previous with a direct action campaign.

    The walk from the drop off point on Helilog/Pieman Road junction to the old blockade camp is 1.5km, one-way, of gravelled road, walking mostly downhill on the way in.

    From there, we can set up a camp with a tea station and go for walks in the forest outside the mine lease but in a threatened patch of rainforest earmarked for logging. The forest here is of equal calibre to that of the proposed mine lease – part of the same tract and only 5 km away. However, easier access will allow you to enjoy more time in the forest, especially if walking along a gravel road for 14 km is not your cup of tea. And there WILL be tea.

    A 2.5 km loop walk is tagged through the forest in this area around the old camp and we will have people leading guided walks around this magnificent landscape of tall eucalypts, tree fern gullies and Gondwanan myrtles, standing strong.

     




    3. Que Road threatened rainforest.

    This is an option for those with 'move-on' orders or bail conditions for Helilog and Pieman roads, those who are not comfortable with the possibility of receiving a 'move-on' order or for anyone for whom walking a long distance is not an option.

    Que Road is an area of outstanding rainforest, part of the same tract in the proposed MMG mine area. We blockaded Forestry Tasmania for two solid weeks with canopy-top tree sits and immobilisation of machinery until they were pushed out, only managing to log a small area of this tract of pure open myrtle and sassafras-dominated Gondwanan relict forest.

    This year the coupe next door is on the chopping block.

    The road into the coupe allows access all the way to the forest floor. Twenty minutes drive north of Tullah, and a 10-minute drive along an old forestry gravel track, lands us right in the middle of an oasis of tall, ancient rainforest.

    Walking in here is spectacular and close to car access. There are tagged walking tracks that take you in a loop around the forest or down to the river. We will have a base camp there for people to come and go as they please around a warm cup of tea and a hot fire.

    Camping here is easy with vehicles close by.

    A walk in this forest can be from 2 minutes to 2 hours or more.

     




    We want to open these forests for everyone to see what is at stake. To experience the majestic beauty that has been bestowed upon us as custodians of these lands and to showcase how fragility and awe-inspiring beauty of takayna / Tarkine.

  • Yoga Fundraiser for takayna 5 rsvps

    Sunday, August 01, 2021 at 01:30 PM
    Mana Movement Studio

    Last month activist yogis Sophie and Monique travelled to takayna / Tarkine to join Bob Brown Foundation in protecting the ancient temperate rainforest from destruction by Chinese state-owned mining company MMG. 

    Now they are offering a yoga class, in partnership with fellow yoga teacher and Greens candidate Phoenix Harrison and Mana Movement Studio, to raise money for this important campaign. All proceeds will be donated to Bob Brown Foundation’s takayna campaign.

    Please join us for a gentle and restoring 90-minute yoga class, with a particular focus on joint opening, restoration and repair. Lead by Sophie, with Monique and Phoenix to assist, the class will include gentle flowing movement, restorative postures and a guided meditation.

    This class is suitable for beginners and experienced yogis alike. Please arrive 10 mins early for COVID-19 check-in requirements. 

    BYO yoga mat (props provided - mats available on request)

    Ticket price: $25 - if you can't make it along to class, please consider making a donation directly to the campaign. 

     

  • takayna / Tarkine BioBlitz 113 rsvps

    Friday, November 19, 2021 at 06:00 PM through November 22, 2021

    RSVP below to be the first to hear when tickets come on sale. 

    Tick "volunteer" when RSVPing to indicate your intention to volunteer during BioBlitz. We will be in contact with more information in regards to volunteering closer to the date. 


Past Events


  • Introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) – Hobart

    Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    BBF Office in Hobart , Australia

    Join our experienced activists for an introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) training covering a variety of topics including:

    - Non-violence and de-escalation of violence

    - History and context of Direct Action

    - Different types of actions and roles within actions

    - Legals briefing for activists

    - Security culture

    - How to get involved

     

    Due to COVID limits, RSVPs are essential. RSVP below. 

     

  • Introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) – Hobart

    Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    BBF Office in Hobart , Australia

    Join our experienced activists for an introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) training covering a variety of topics including:

    - Non-violence and de-escalation of violence

    - History and context of Direct Action

    - Different types of actions and roles within actions

    - Legals briefing for activists

    - Security culture

    - How to get involved

     

    Due to COVID limits, RSVPs are essential. RSVP below. 

     

  • POSTPONED: takayna / Tarkine Trivia Night – Kirribilli Club

    Thursday, July 08, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    Kirribilli Club in Lavender Bay, Australia

     

    Help us raise funds to stop the destruction of the unique wilderness that is takayna / Tarkine.

     

    $30 each or $200 for a table of 8.

     


     

  • Introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) – Hobart

    Thursday, July 08, 2021 at 05:00 PM
    Bob Brown Foundation Office in Hobart , Australia

    Join our experienced activists for an introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) training covering a variety of topics including:

    - Non-violence and de-escalation of violence

    - History and context of Direct Action

    - Different types of actions and roles within actions

    - Legals briefing for activists

    - Security culture

    - How to get involved

     

    Due to COVID limits, RSVPs are essential. RSVP below. 

     

  • Introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) – Hobart

    Saturday, July 03, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    BBF Office in Hobart , Australia

    Join our experienced activists for an introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) training covering a variety of topics including:

    - Non-violence and de-escalation of violence

    - History and context of Direct Action

    - Different types of actions and roles within actions

    - Legals briefing for activists

    - Security culture

    - How to get involved

     

    Due to COVID limits, RSVPs are essential.

     

  • Introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) – Hobart

    Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    BBF Office in Hobart , Australia

    Join our experienced activists for an introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) training covering a variety of topics including:

    - Non-violence and de-escalation of violence

    - History and context of Direct Action

    - Different types of actions and roles within actions

    - Legals briefing for activists

    - Security culture

    - How to get involved

     

    Due to COVID limits, RSVPs are essential.

     

  • Action for Antarctica – 48hrs of Global Action 44 rsvps

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 09:00 AM through June 25, 2021
    Worldwide

     

    On 23rd June 2021 the Antarctic treaty – designed to protect the continent and Southern Ocean and promote peace and science - celebrates 60 years of coming into force. However, despite international cooperation there is little to celebrate unless we drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions as promised under the Paris agreement.

    On top of that large scale infrastructure projects are being proposed, while marine and terrestrial protected areas are severely lacking.

    The future of Antarctica is at risk.

    The climate crisis will turn the Antarctic ecosystem upside down and melting glaciers will change global coastlines forever, primarily displacing communities who've contributed least to the climate crisis. 

    Click here to download our action pack here with more ways to be involved. 

    If you'd like more information click here to download our campaign overview document.

     

    Click here to download our penguin stencil.

    On June 23rd 2021, a global 48hrs of action will take place to demand that Antarctic treaty nations commit to becoming true guardians of Antarctica.

    RSVP below to hear from our campaigner about an action near you.

  • Forest Defenders Screening Capalaba

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    Koala Tavern, 36-40 Moreton Bay Rd, Capalaba QLD 4157

    ACF Bayside are hosting a screening of Forest Defenders as a part of their "Movies that Matter" program. 

    Buy tickets here!

    This screening will start at 6.30, and Bob Brown Foundation Campaigns Manager Jenny Weber will be speaking at this event via zoom. 

    Bookings essential, please secure your place here.

  • Introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) - Launceston

    Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM
    Launceston

    Due to COVID limits, RSVP's are essential.

    RSVP below to be contacted by our organisers with details of the venue.

  • Introduction to NVDA – Hobart

    Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    BBF Office in Hobart , Australia

    Due to COVID limits, RSVPs are essential.

     

  • takayna – a journey 3 rsvps

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM through July 01, 2021
    Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre
    Join us in the Long Gallery at Salamanca Arts Centre for a journey through takayna.

    This is a story about a place where nature has evolved for millions of years. Its flora, lichens and fossils tell the story of the planet’s evolution.

    A landscape much unchanged since the ancestors of the Palawa walked upon these sands, vast cycles of connection, power and spirit.


    A place, that is right now, today, disappearing
    by the hand of the human race.

    We come from it, we connect with it, we defend it.
    There is still time to keep this place intact.
    This place is takayna.

     

  • takayna – a journey, Opening Night 111 rsvps

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 05:30 PM
    Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre in Battery Point, Australia
    Join us for opening night in the Long Gallery at Salamanca Arts Centre for a journey through takayna.

    This is a story about a place where nature has evolved for millions of years. Its flora, lichens and fossils tell the story of the planet’s evolution.

    A landscape much unchanged since the ancestors of the Palawa walked upon these sands – vast cycles of connection, power and spirit.


    A place, that is right now, today, disappearing
    by the hand of the human race.

    We come from it, we connect with it, we defend it.
    There is still time to keep this place intact.
    This place is takayna.

  • Introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action

    Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    Bob Brown Foundation in Hobart, Australia

    This session will be led by frontline activists and will be covering a variety of topics including:

    • Non-violence and de-escalation of violence
    • History and context of direct action
    • Different types of actions and roles within actions
    • Legals briefing for activists
    • Security culture
    • How to get more involved in our peaceful direct actions

    Due to a strict limit on numbers, RSVPs are essential.

     

  • Koala Day of Action: Sydney Rally

    Saturday, June 05, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    Archibald Fountain - Hyde Park in Sydney, Australia
    After killing off the koala-killing Local Land Services Bill last year, we need to keep the pressure up for our precious koalas. Despite the report finding that koalas in NSW will be extinct by 2050, the NSW government have done nothing to protect koalas.

    Instead of protecting what’s left, after the Black Summer megafires killed 10,000 koalas and decimated millions of hectares of forests, the loggers and the bulldozers have been let rip in koala habitat across the state. In 2021, koalas need you to be their voice. We need to tell the pollies we won’t back down until there’s no more clearing of koala habitat - for the timber industry, for new suburbs, for anything.

    Join the Koala Day of Action rally to keep the pressure up to protect habitat across the state. Get creative with your own placard or grab one of ours on the day. Remember to take photos and help us create a storm on social media!


    This is a COVID-safe event. That means a maximum of 500 people. If more than 500 people come on the day you may be asked to leave (which means you can pick a busy street corner and host a pop-up rally of your own!) You will be required to check in to assist with contact tracing should the need arise. Remember to wash your hands before and after the event and bring your own hand sanitiser and face masks. If you don’t have any, we’ll have some available for free on the day. Always stay 1.5m away from others if you can help it. Consider walking or cycling if you need to avoid packed public transport and don’t share food or drinks.

  • South Coast Swift Parrot Rally 8 rsvps

    Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    Forestry Corporation of New South Wales Office, 2 Crown St, Batemans Bay

    We're taking the fight for Swift Parrot habitat to the South Coast of New South Wales!

    Last summer, we took a stand against the destruction of Swift Parrot habitat in the forests of Eastern Tasmania. Now that it's winter, and the Swift Parrots have migrated north again, we're taking the same fight to the South Coast of New South Wales where Swift Parrot habitat faces the same threat of logging and destruction. 

    We're joining forces with other South Coast based conservation organisations, like the Nature Conservation Council and Birdlife, and we will be marching from the Batemans Bay Community Centre to rally outside Forestry Corporations South Coast Office.

    RSVP below to join the BBF contingent at the rally! 

  • NVDA training

    Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    Bob Brown Foundation campaign centre in Hobart, Australia

    Join our experienced activists for an introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) training covering a variety of topics including:

    - Non-violence and de-escalation of violence

    - History and context of Direct Action

    - Different types of actions and roles within actions

    - Legals briefing for activists

    - Security culture

    - How to get involved

  • NVDA training - Sydney

    Sunday, May 02, 2021 at 10:15 AM
    Yanada Room in Lewisham, Australia

    Join our experienced activists for an introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) training covering a variety of topics including:

    - Non-violence and de-escalation of violence

    - History and context of Direct Action

    - Different types of actions and roles within actions

    - Legals briefing for activists

    - Security culture

    - How to get involved

     

    RSVP's are essential as numbers are limited to 25.

  • Forest Defenders Screening Castlemaine

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 07:30 PM
    Theatre Royal Castlemaine

    PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

    This screening is being hosted by local Castlemaine supporters and the Climate Justice Mount Alexander group. 

    After the screening, a Q&A will follow with guest speakers Dr Lisa Searle, Native Forests Organiser for the Bob Brown Foundation; Harriet O'Shea-Carre, School Strike for Climate Activist; and Victorian Forest Activists Atalaya Ferrari and Sarah Day. 

    PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

  • Forest Defenders Screening Eltham

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Eltham Community and Reception Centre

    PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

    Please join us for a screening of the Bob Brown Foundations newest documentary, Forest Defenders.

    This documentary was filmed during the 2019/2020 summer of action at the takayna / Tarkine blockade in North-West Tasmania, and explores the day-to-day life and dramatic actions taken by hundreds of volunteers to protect the largest tract of cool temperate rainforest in the Southern Hemisphere, the magnificent and ancient Tarkine.

    This event is being hosted on behalf of the Bob Brown Foundation by one of our fabulous supporters from the local Eltham area.

    We will have guest speakers (tbc) appearing after the screening, and tea and coffee will be available as refreshments.

    PURCHASE TICKETS HERE