Media Release: Shane Broad makes Labor worse than Liberals on forest destruction - BBF

For the first time since the premiership of Paul Lennon, shadow treasurer Shane Broad has catapulted Labor right over the Liberals in advocating forest destruction.

“Just as the new Albanese government is flagging its concern for the environment in Canberra, here we have old Tasmanian Labor chiding the Liberals for not wanting enough forest destruction. Broad’s comments will send a ripple of disgust through most people, including Labor voters, who want Tasmania’s remnant wild forests and their wildlife, like in takayna / Tarkine, protected,” Bob Brown said today.

“Mr Broad’s rant at the Liberals for giving ground on logging in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, unless it is corrected by wiser heads in the ALP, will lose Labor a heap of votes at the next state and federal elections,” Brown said.

Bob Brown Foundation welcomes today’s announcement that native forests in the Great Western Tiers will be removed from logging zones.

“We look forward to Premier Rockliff leading this state into more protection of native forests on public land, for their climate and biodiversity values,” Jenny Weber said.

“Tasmania’s Government needs to move into a new era of acknowledging National Parks are necessary and best for conservation. Today’s announcement still doesn’t give these forests the secure protection they deserve,” Jenny Weber said.


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  • Adam Burling
    published this page in Media Releases 2022-06-02 15:30:57 +1000