Morrison should hand Abe $1million Federal Court fine - Brown

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison should hand Japan’s PM Abe the $1 million fine issued by the Federal Court against whalers slaughtering Minke whales, environmentalist Bob Brown said today.

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Japan Opens Harpoons to Any Whale, Anywhere - Morrison, Shorten Will Sell Oz Whales Out

On the 40th anniversary of Prime Minister Fraser ending whaling in Australia, Japan has announced resumption of illegal commercial whaling with no caveat yet applied.

Environmentalist Bob Brown says Tokyo’s withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission is a bloody-minded snub to Australian culture which abhors the illegal, cruel and needless killing of whales.

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Media Release: Tasmanian Premier can be the Tarkine Santa or Christmas Grinch

Conservationists have been camped in a Tarkine threatened rainforest for the past three months and have today sent Premier Hodgman a Christmas card offering him the opportunity to be a world leader on environmental and climate action in 2019. 

“We are calling on the Tasmanian Premier to protect takayna / Tarkine and be the Tarkine Santa, though we are afraid he will be the Tarkine Christmas Grinch and leave it to the logging industry who want to destroy the carbon rich native forests and ancient rainforests around Tasmania, including in the Tarkine,” Bob Brown Foundation Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said.

 

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Media Release: Bob Brown Foundation raises Trans Tarkine Track at ALP National Conference

The Bob Brown Foundation is campaigning in Adelaide at the ALP National Conference for support for the 100km, $20 million Trans Tarkine Track, in north west Tasmania and on other environmental issues.

Polling commissioned by the Bob Brown Foundation in May 2018 revealed that 72% of Labor voters want the Tarkine protected as a National Park.

 

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Media Release: Making History in fight to protect takayna / Tarkine

 

The campaign by Bob Brown Foundation and Patagonia for the ancient, wild and threatened takayna / Tarkine has made history in the past week. Today, Australian Greens Senators Peter Whish-Wilson and Nick McKim are tabling the largest petition ever presented to the Senate. The petition ‘Support World Heritage protection for takayna / Tarkine’ received over 270 000 signatures from around the world.

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Media Release: ADANI ELECTION CHALLENGE.

Environmentalist Bob Brown says his foundation will take up the Adani gauntlet and organise a cavalcade of cars from Hobart to the Central Queensland mine site in time for the next federal election.

“Today’s announcement of a go-ahead for the mine, before final state and federal process is complete, is Adani responding to the Morrison government wanting an early go-ahead. This decision was made by billionaire Guatam Adani in India who has no idea of the Australian people’s loathing of his mine monster. Adani also has no concept of how negatively the Morrison stunt, of holding up a lump of coal in parliament, went down in the average Australian household,” Brown said.

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Media Release: New orchid species at Tarkine BioBlitz

The endangered Swift Parrot was observed in a proposed logging area in takayna / Tarkine during the first of nearly 50 wildlife and vegetation surveys to be undertaken in the Tarkine BioBlitz. 

Bob Brown Foundation’s annual event has attracted 150 experts and enthusiasts to north-western Tasmania for three days of intensive field work to document the native species which live in the region.

“On the first day of the fourth annual BioBlitz, we were thrilled to find a newly discovered orchid species, known from a single location, at a second site on the Tarkine coast. Unlike related Caladenia orchids, the yet to be named pink-flowered species grows in swampy locations,” says Craig Broadfield, a survey leader at the BioBlitz.

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Media Release: Tasmanian tourism industry push in Canberra for Trans Tarkine Track

A group of Tasmanian tourism businesses are pushing the Federal Government to provide $20 million to build the Trans Tarkine Track, a internationally-significant ecotourism trail in the North West of the state.

A group of 15 tourism operators, concentrated in the North West of the state, have signed a statement calling for the Federal Government to fund the Trans Tarkine Track and the Tasmanian Government to lead its development. Greg Irons, Director of Tasmania’s Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, is in Canberra lobbying the Federal Government, the Labor Opposition and the cross bench to support $20 million in federal funding for the project.

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Media Alert: Tasmanian tourism industry push in Canberra for Trans Tarkine Track

A group of 15 Tasmanian tourism businesses are pushing the Federal Government to provide $20 million to build the Trans Tarkine Track, an internationally-significant ecotourism trail in the North West of the state.

PRESS CONFERENCE - Senate Courtyard

  • Greg Irons, Director, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tarkine Trails, Brighton, Tasmania
  • 10.15am, Tuesday 27 November
  • Senate Courtyard, Parliament House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More information: Dan Cass (for the Bob Brown Foundation) 0408 468 488

 

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Media Release: Experienced greens warn on forest greenwash.

Environmentalists and former Greens leaders Christine Milne and Bob Brown warn that labelling timber products from logging Australia’s dwindling native forests as ‘environmentally friendly’ is greenwash and will not fool the modern Australian buyer, especially now when the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated emphatically that protecting and restoring the world’s forests is essential to constraining global warming.

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