Opening up Tasmania's wilderness area a 'selfish land-grab' Selfish land grab Photo: Rob Blakers

Former Greens leader Bob Brown accuses government backers of having dollar signs in their eyes over plans to allow tourist developments in protected areas.

The Tasmanian government is on course to “trash” the state’s wilderness world heritage area if proposed tourist development goes ahead in the region, the former Greens leader Bob Brown has said.

“Tasmania’s unique status in having the only world heritage area on Earth actually labelled ‘wilderness’ should be thrown out if this selfish land-grab goes ahead,” Brown said on Sunday.

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