Gold Coast based takayna defenders have joined with Bob Brown Foundation to protest at an investor forum in Surfer’s Paradise to send a message to investors that Venture Minerals' plans to mine in World Heritage Value rainforest in takayna / Tarkine is bad business. Venture Minerals is scheduled to pitch for investors at the Gold Coast Investment Showcase today.
Protestors have dogged Venture Minerals at investor forums in Noosa, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane over the past nine months. Protests have also disrupted exploration activities on the proposed mine site in Tasmania. Opposition to Venture Minerals projects was the subject of a 4 Corners episode in May.
“We are chasing this company across Australia to make sure that its spin and greenwash are exposed to potential investors, and every time we have turned up and spoke to investors the company’s share price has dropped. Truth has power," said Bob Brown Foundation takayna / Tarkine Campaigner Scott Jordan.
“People around the country have been joining with us in solidarity that the precious ancient World Heritage Value rainforest of takayna / Tarkine must not be destroyed for the short term profits of Venture Minerals."
“Until they abandon this folly, we will continue to take them on in the forests, in the board room and in the investor markets."