Media Release: Barnett, White may take a deep breath - Brown

Senior Liberal and Labor figures like Labor leader Rebecca White and Guy Barnett who are out in unison over the Robbins Island mega wind farm proposal, may take a deep breath and put their wind farm studies on the table, including its cost-benefit analysis, Bob Brown said today.
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Media Release: Tawdry bankruptcy spectacle shames Australia, says Brown

Billionaire Gautam Adani’s bankruptcy charge against Galilee Basin Traditional Owner and Elder Adrian Burragubba is an outrage against Australian decency, Bob Brown said this afternoon.
 
Brown, former leader of the Australian Greens, said that Adani’s self-proclaimed ‘attack-dog’ lawyers were being used to punish an Aboriginal elder for peacefully defending his homeland. ‘That Adani is using the Australian legal system for this foul purpose shames our nation,’ Brown said.
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Media Release: Tasmania sends more carbon-rich Tarkine forests to destruction

“Tasmanian Premier Hodgman is driving the logging of Australia’s largest temperate rainforest in takayna / Tarkine and critically endangered species’ habitat in the state’s unique native forests.  Premier Hodgman has locked in more woodchipping of threatened species’ habitat, more loss of wilderness forests and more public subsidies to prop up a failing, outdated business model,” Bob Brown Foundation’s Jenny Weber said.

“Just like the huge rise in the destruction of the Amazon forests under Brazil’s right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro, we are seeing a fresh assault on our own little Amazon, takayna / Tarkine, under Tasmania’s right-wing leader Will Hodgman,” Jenny Weber said.

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Media Release: Friends of the Galilee Basin launches $500,000 appeal.

Friends of the Galilee Basin, a new Queensland-based group in the campaign to stop the Adani coal mine is launching a public crowdfunding appeal for $500,000 today to purchase a base to be used for the campaign.

Referring to the climate emergency, Friends of Galilee spokesperson Ruby Thorburn said that ‘this movement is just one step in what will inevitably be the most telling period in human history ... the clock is ticking and we are running out of time.’

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Media Release - Abe set to start north Pacific whaling after Morrison leaves Japan

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, representing ‘all Australians’, should condemn Japan’s planned resumption of whaling on Monday, after this weekend’s G20 summit of world leaders ends, Australian environmentalist Bob Brown said today.

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Media Release: Adani makes mug of Australia

Indian billionaire flew secretly into Townsville on Monday and out on Tuesday, according to today’s Queensland press.
 
'The sheer arrogance of this secret touch-down in and exit from Australia sidelines the media and is a two-fingered salute to the millions of Australians who are concerned by his mega coal mine opening up the Galilee Basin lode in central Queensland,' environmentalist Bob Brown said today.
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Media Release: How do you sell dead Swift Parrots? - Government funds ill-fated attempt to sell the unsalable

The Bob Brown Foundation has slammed news that the Tasmanian Government has funded Tasmania's big four native forest sawmills to promote native forest timber in the face of market rejection of this outdated, unethical and unsustainable practice.
 
"How do you sell the clearfelling and burning of ancient rainforests? Or dynamiting giant eucalypts? Or dying Swift Parrots?", asked BBF campaigner Scott Jordan.
 
"The native logging share of the market has fallen to a declining 12%, and no amount of spin will change the fact that the market has rejected these outdated practices. Already, every log that enters these sawmills is delivered through huge public subsidies and today's news shows more good money thrown after bad. This government is squandering vital public
funds while families sleep rough and our health system collapses. It is unconscionable," concluded Mr. Jordan.
 
"People don’t want to build their homes with the logged forests of critically endangered species,” said BBF Campaign Manager Jenny Weber.
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Media Release: Whaling in North Pacific: Morrison should tell Abe to stop.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison should call on the Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo to drop plans to resume the slaughter of minke whales on 1 July, the Bob Brown Foundation said today.

After abandoning its illegal whaling in Antarctic waters, Japan left the International Whaling Commission to become a rogue whaling state, harpooning whales within its own North Pacific economic zone.

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Media Release: Stop Adani protests in Canberra and Sydney.

Colourful ‘Stop Adani’ protests in Canberra and Sydney are ‘just the start’ of plans to take the issue global, Bob Brown said outside the Indian High Commission today.

More than two hundred people holding banners and chanting ‘Stop Adani’ were outside the High Commission in Canberra and another 35 at the Indian Consulate in Sydney. ‘Our protest is against this obscene opening of the Galilee Basin coal, to inject more greenhouse gases into Earth’s biosphere than the whole of the rest of Australia, and it is building,’ Brown said.

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Media release: CANBERRA, SYDNEY PROTESTS AGAINST ADANI’S INDIA DESTRUCTION

 
Today’s protests by the Bob Brown Foundation outside the Indian High Commission in Canberra and consulate in Sydney are highlighting Gautam Adani’s destruction of tribal land forests in Central India.
 
“This billionaire brute is smashing down wildlife-filled forest of the Gond people who are amongst the poorest in India. After assurances in 2009 that the forest would be protected forever, Adani is now set to bulldoze the Gond people’s forest to get atthe coal beneath,” Bob Brown said in Canberra today.

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