Media Release: Fifty days of Tarkine rainforest protests

On the fiftieth day of action against Chinese State owned MMG's proposed toxic tailings dam, protestors have continued their defence of the takayna/Tarkine wilderness.

Wilderness campaigner Jimmy Cordwell (32) has locked onto an excavator to cease clearing and road building through ancient rainforest.

“I’m here in takayna because I love rainforest and I love Tassie’s Gondwanan temperate rainforests. But more importantly, with the wild places of the world rapidly disappearing in the middle of a climate crisis and mass species extinctions, I can’t stand by and watch future world heritage areas be destroyed forever”, said Mr Cordwell.

Sixty one arrests have been made from over one hundred and sixty protestors who have entered the site in defiance of MMG's security guards.

"Here we have the Gutwein Government allowing a Chinese state-owned company to post private security to close a road into public rainforest, some four and a half kilometres before the mine lease", said takayna/Tarkine Campaigner Scott Jordan. 

"How is it that Premier Gutwein, Minister Barnett, and the Gutwein Government think it is ok for the Chinese Government has more rights in our forests than Tasmanian citizens?". Scott Jordan said.

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  • Adam Burling
    published this page in Media Releases 2021-07-06 09:32:00 +1000