Light fines (less than 20 percent of available penalties) for two men convicted today of illegally driving through the Tarkine coast’s National Heritage Area underscore a shocking disregard for the Tasmanian Aboriginal people’s cultural heritage, Bob Brown said this afternoon. The token fines were handed down in the Burnie Magistrates Court.
Worse, the local electorate of Braddon’s Liberal candidate, Brett Whiteley, wants the same protected area thrown open to thousands of off-road vehicles. People wanting to protect the takayna / Tarkine Aboriginal heritage should vote for the Greens’ Jarrod Edwards first and put Whiteley last, Brown said.
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