World Heritage Bodies Slam Australian Bid to Remove Forests

The Bob Brown Foundation welcomes the draft decision by World Heritage expert bodies that its Committee reject the Australian Government’s proposal to remove 74,000 hectares of globally significant forests from the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

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Conservationists join call for Abbott Government to withdraw World Heritage attack

The Bob Brown Foundation has joined the call by the Senate for the Abbott Government to withdraw its attack on Tasmania’s World Heritage Area.

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Notorious Sarawak timber company receives Australian taxpayer handout

“Ta Ann is an unethical company out of Sarawak.  Every measure of support from the Australian Government, and some Australian environment groups supporting their markets, is propping up a company that should be shunned”, Bob Brown Foundation Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said today.

“Ta Ann Tasmania has again secured funding from the Australian Government.  Almost $45 million in public money has been gifted to this loss-making company since they arrived in Tasmania. Ta Ann is saying they will grow their markets in Australia with a new plywood mill to be built in Tasmania’s north-west."

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Tas Government Bill an Assault on Native Forests

The Forest Industry Bill, released today by the Tasmanian Government, has left the forests to the loggers, abandoned any future reserves, slated endangered species and rich carbon stores for obliteration and set an agenda to imprison environmental defenders.

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Campaign advocating protection of Tasmania’s World Heritage builds momentum

As the momentum builds behind a rally to be held in Tasmania’s Upper Florentine Valley forests on Sunday, Home and Away star Lisa Gormley will join the speakers list for the day.

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Rally to Defend Tasmania’s World Heritage in the Upper Florentine

The Bob Brown Foundation is hosting a rally in World Heritage listed forests of the Upper Florentine, Tasmania, in response to the Australian Government’s intention to remove 74,000 ha from the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. 

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Abbott's Forest Plan Opposed by Most Australians

A Galaxy Poll of 1,050 taken this week shows that seven out of eight Australians oppose the Abbott government's plan to open 74,000 hectares of Tasmania's World Heritage forests to logging.

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TMAG gifted painting of Recherche Bay

Former state and federal Greens leader Bob Brown has given the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery a large oil painting. The work, by noted Sydney marine artist Ian Hansen, depicts the well-documented scene at Recherche Bay when d’Entrecasteaux’s two ships Esperance and Recherche were farewelled by the Tasmanian Aboriginal landowners on 14 February 1793.

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Hodman to gut National Parks

Former state and national Greens leader Bob Brown says Will Hodgman’s proposal to open Tasmania’s world-renowned national parks and World Heritage areas to the white-shoe brigade will shock many voters away from the Liberals.

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