Media Release: ATTEMPT TO COVER UP TASMANIA’S ILLEGAL LOGGING

The Tasmanian Government’s continued destruction of native forests, including the appalling air pollution last week from post-logging burns, will continue to face protests as they attempt to cover-up their illegal logging that has been wiping out huge tracts of wildlife-rich carbon storehouses for decades.

“This is new Liberal Premier Rockliff showing he has no brain of his own when it comes to Tasmania’s forests, wildlife and wilderness. No change from Gutwein or Hodgman. No new idea. No consultation. Dancing on the corporate lobbyists’ strings. It will simply lead to bigger peaceful defence efforts by environmental protectors,” Bob Brown said.

“Tasmania’s government has been forced to admit that native forest logging in Tasmania has been illegal since the mid-1980s. Hundreds of thousands of hectares of ancient forests and their wildlife have been bulldozed and burnt under this corrupt system. Logging of Tasmania’s wildlife-filled forests without proper authorisation is a crime. The minister is proposing to backdate laws to cover up criminal behaviour by Forestry Tasmania,” Bob Brown Foundation’s Jenny Weber said.


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  • Adam Burling
    published this page in Media Releases 2022-05-02 12:57:31 +1000