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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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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Bob Brown leads protest outside Ta Ann in Hobart

In recent days, Bob Brown Foundation has received news from the Malaysian state of Sarawak that eleven indigenous community members were detained for six days after their village’s water source was destroyed by companies owned by logging giant Ta Ann and police brutally dismantled their peaceful blockade. The eleven were released on bail yesterday.

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Media Release: ADANI’S GLOBAL THREAT THE SAME - BROWN.

‘I will join the peaceful campaign to take on the profit-before-planet Adani empire.’ - Bob Brown

The latest Adani coal mine plan presents the same global environmental threat as the original plan to extract the same amount of coal, burn it and pollute the planet’s biosphere, environmentalist Bob Brown said today.

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Media Alert: Bob Brown to lead protest outside Ta Ann in Hobart today

In recent days the Bob Brown Foundation has received news from the Malaysian state of Sarawak that eleven indigenous community members were detained for six days after their village’s water source was destroyed by companies owned by logging giant Ta Ann and police brutally dismantled their peaceful blockade. The 11 were released on bail yesterday.

“Our protest today outside Ta Ann’s Hobart offices is in support of the Iban people of Sarawak and a reminder to Ta Ann that they will not be allowed to get away with this cruel suppression of indigenous forest campaigners,” Bob Brown said.

Where: Ta Ann. 150 Davey Street, Hobart.
What: Peaceful demonstration with banners.
Time: Thursday 1 Nov, 2:45pm – 3.15pm.

 

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Bob Brown to lead protest outside Ta Ann in Hobart tomorrow

In breaking news out of Malaysia, eleven indigenous (Iban) community members have been jailed by police in Sarawak since last Thursday, October 25th.

Three companies, all subsidiaries of Ta Ann, have been working in the area of the Ulu Kelawit-Tatau since 2012 and their operations have destroyed the Sungai Besangin, the river that the Iban depend on for farming and fishing. With the villagers no longer able to grow crops or fish the river, they set up a blockade against the companies that destroyed their river.

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New Sarawak Outrage

Bob Brown calls for Ta Ann in Australia to confirm or deny Malaysian reports of cruel suppression of indigenous forest campaigners.

I believe it to be true because I have met Peter Kallang and totally respect his joint statement with the respected Iban native rights group SADIA - see below.

Clare Rewcastle Brown was in Hobart last night, in Melbourne tonight and Canberra tomorrow night talking about just this style of injustice and ongoing corruption in Malaysia, specifically Sarawak.

A protest will be held outside Ta Ann's Hobart office in Tasmania on Thursday afternoon.

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Media Release: Environmentalist of the Year Tours Capitals

Clare Rewcastle Brown, awarded Environmentalist of the Year by Bob Brown Foundation, will set off on a speaking tour across Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Perth after speaking to a full house in Hobart last night.

Environmentalist Bob Brown will join Clare in conversation in Melbourne and Canberra.

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2018 Environment Awards

The Bob Brown Foundation presented its 7th annual Environment Awards in Hobart today, honouring environmentalists from across the world and around Australia.

The awards were established in 2012 to acknowledge environmentalists campaigning to protect the natural world, with a particular focus on activism and a preparedness to confront environmental destruction head on.

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Tourism Industry Council Tasmania opposes due legal process

25 October 2018

‘The Tourism Industry Council Tasmania’s (TICT) boil-over at the Wilderness Society’s perfect right to test in court whether the law was upheld in the government's go-ahead for the Lake Malbena commercial proposal shows an arrogant contempt for due public process,’ Bob Brown said today.

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