Outrage at Criminalisation of Peaceful Protest

Legislation which passed the federal parliament yesterday to criminalise peaceful protest is outrageous and anti-democratic according to Bob Brown Foundation.

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Media Release: Coal Risks Lives More Than Protests

“Coal risks lives more than protests and in this urgent climate emergency, the coal industry needs a rapid transition,” Bob Brown Foundation’s Jenny Weber said today.

According to the Scientific American, coal burning pollution causes more than 100,000 deaths per year, yet here in Australia the Adani coal burning company is complaining about four brave protesters risking life and limb to put a stop to their trade, environmentalist Bob Brown said.

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Media Release - Tasmania’s Rainforests loggers need to halt

Bob Brown Foundation has described today's announcement that Brittons Timber has acquired Specialty Veneers' Somerset mill as a doubling down on a failed, taxpayer-subsidised business model that entrenches rainforest loss.

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Media Release: Don't let Venture Minerals play dice with takayna /Tarkine.

In a move that smacks more of manipulating permits, Venture Minerals has announced a decision to commence mining at Riley Creek in takayna / Tarkine despite three straight weeks of plumetting iron ore prices. Prices are now below the price that Venture abandoned the project in 2014 and are predicted to fall further over the next two quarters.
 
Without substantial commencement, Venture's planning scheme permits expire on 27th September. Its Commonwealth permits now require a further permission to commence following six years of delay.
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Adani ‘attack dogs’ are dogs: Brown

The self-proclaimed ‘attack dog’ lawyers who represented top-dog Gautam Adani’s interest in commencing bankruptcy proceedings against native title defender Adrian Burragubba have lived up to their name, Bob Brown said today.

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Frecklington brings Beijing to Brisbane

Plans by LNP Leader Deb Frecklington to imprison peaceful protesters for 10 years are imported straight from Beijing, environmentalist Bob Brown said today.

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Adani Mine Protests Reach New Heights

Today’s protest at the Adani mine site, halting the destruction of Black-throated Finch habitat, and following the arrest of 72 people in anti-Adani protests in Brisbane last night, highlights the resurgence of opposition by Australians to this mega-mine proceeding.

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Iron ore tumble highlights Venture as a bad risk.

In line with market expectations, iron ore has fallen back below US$100 a tonne, highlighting the foolishness of relying on low-margin speculative mining projects and snake oil salesmen. 

Iron ore fell 14.5% today, bringing the total fall to 22.5% in just five days.

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Media Release: Bob Brown Foundation puts win-win proposal to Hodgman for the magnificent Tyndall Range walk.

Bob Brown Foundation has offered Premier Will Hodgman an alternative track through the Tyndall Range north of Queenstown which is both environmentally and scenically superior to the route announced last Friday.

 

 

The Tyndall Range plateau is one of the most fragile alpine regions in the world. It is also highly exposed in the coldest wet part of Australia and scenically marred by developments on all sides.

 

 

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Media Release - Industry orchestrates Tyndalls wilderness announcement as public sidelined

26 July 2019

The spectacular and fragile Tyndall Range was announced by the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania and Premier Hodgman today as the next publicly-funded walk for private enterprise in Tasmania’s wilderness. Because the Tyndalls are such a fragile mountain wilderness, we do not support this plan and we are already getting messages of despair from wilderness lovers who have cared for the Tyndalls for years.

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