Protestors have re-entered the site of MMG's proposed toxic tailings dam to prevent the further clearing of rainforest and road building in takayna / Tarkine.
Student Tzigane Scholz-Talbot (25) has locked on to mining equipment to prevent its use. Tzigane is studying natural Environment and Wilderness at UTAS.
Tzigane has immobilised a machine with her peaceful action. Every day, dozens of tons of roading rock are being imported onto the site by trucks to pave the way for this monstrosity of a waste dump.
"On the sixteenth day since the invasion by MMG into takayna / Tarkine, another brave defender has taken a stand to protect these majestic forests and halt the assault on wilderness,” said takayna / Tarkine Campaigner Scott Jordan.
“This devastation is happening under the guise of minimum impact assessment drilling, yet full heavy-class roads are being pushed into areas that have been undisturbed for over 10,000 years.”
"I hope this Chinese state-owned company is hearing loud and clear that ordinary citizens will not compromise in our defence of this National and World Heritage value landscape."
"As a signatory to the World Heritage Convention, with 14 World Heritage sites, the Chinese Government should insist on the removal of rainforest-destroying machines from the recognised World Heritage value takayna / Tarkine."
"We are urging Tasmania’s and Australia’s government to change tack and provide urgent protection of takayna / Tarkine", Scott Jordan said.