The Bob Brown Foundation has released polling showing 72.5% of Labor voters support a Tarkine National Park, while only 6.5% support logging and mining this area.
The phone poll, conducted by ReachTel on 2nd May, also showed Liberal voters were more likely to support a Tarkine National Park than logging and mining the Tarkine (44.7% vs 35.4%).
"The Tarkine is one of Australia's greatest wilderness treasures and Tasmanians are proud of it. But they are increasingly concerned for its future as Liberal governments in Canberra and Hobart are doubling down on continued destruction of the Tarkine’s globally unique natural and cultural values,” Bob Brown Foundation Tarkine Campaigner, Scott Jordan said.
"This poll shows that Labor voters want a Tarkine National Park,” Scott Jordan said.
"Labor leader Bill Shorten and candidate for Braddon Justine Keay have the opportunity to follow in the example of Bob Hawke on the Franklin, and show the leadership that Labor voters want,” Scott Jordan said.
“The poll showed majority support from Tasmanians for a Tarkine National Park across both male and female respondents, and across all age groups. At great benefit to Tasmania and our nation, a Tarkine National Park will provide secure protection for Australia’s largest temperate rainforest, wildlife habitat for many rare and endangered species and the National Heritage listed Aboriginal Heritage coastline,” Bob Brown Foundation Campaign Manager, Jenny Weber concluded.
Contact: Scott Jordan, 0428 300 324