No Dover Woodchip Dump a Victory

“The failure of the Dover woodchip dump is a victory for a community of 600 dedicated to preserving its lifestyle and job-rich hospitality industry”, Bob Brown said tonight. 

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Media Release: Labor and Liberal need to commit to Aboriginal heritage protection - protect National Heritage listed takayna coast

Bob Brown Foundation and the Tasmanian Aboriginal community will hold a peaceful demonstration calling on Labor and Liberal parties to commit to protecting the national heritage listed Western Tasmanian Aboriginal Cultural Landscape.

“We are protesting today about the Liberals’ plans to allow off road vehicles access across the Aboriginal cultural landscape.  With the Braddon by-election looming, the eyes of the nation are on the north west of Tasmania. We are joining with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community to send a clear message to the state and federal Liberal parties that their plan to re-introduce destructive off road vehicles into National Heritage Listed Aboriginal sites is unacceptable,” said Bob Brown Campaigner Scott Jordan.

 

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Media Release: Liberal, Labor ‘No Show’ on Tarkine Issue in Braddon. Greens Top, Garland Gets 1 Out of Five.

Doing what Eric Abetz called a ‘no show‘ indicating extremist policies, the Liberal (Brett Whiteley) and Labor (Justine Keay) candidates for Braddon have failed to take part in a survey on the future of the Tarkine, which is wholly located in Braddon. The Tarkine’s future depends on federal government decisions.

 

 

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Media Release: Tarkine Token Fines Outrage

Light fines (less than 20 percent of available penalties) for two men convicted today of illegally driving through the Tarkine coast’s National Heritage Area underscore a shocking disregard for the Tasmanian Aboriginal people’s cultural heritage, Bob Brown said this afternoon. The token fines were handed down in the Burnie Magistrates Court.

 

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Media Release: Polling reveals 72% of Labor voters want a Tarkine National Park.

The Bob Brown Foundation has released polling showing 72.5% of Labor voters support a Tarkine National Park, while only 6.5% support logging and mining this area. 

The phone poll, conducted by ReachTel on 2nd May, also showed Liberal voters were more likely to support a Tarkine National Park than logging and mining the Tarkine (44.7% vs 35.4%).

"The Tarkine is one of Australia's greatest wilderness treasures and Tasmanians are proud of it. But they are increasingly concerned for its future as Liberal governments in Canberra and Hobart are doubling down on continued destruction of the Tarkine’s globally unique natural and cultural values,” Bob Brown Foundation Tarkine Campaigner, Scott Jordan said.

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Conservationists halt logging in Tarkine

Today in Hobart and Melbourne, peaceful demonstrations will be held at Premier Hodgman’s and Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg’s offices after a successful protest camp in Tasmania’s Tarkine rainforests has halted logging.

HOBART 12:30 PM – 11 PM, Executive Building, Murray St, Hobart

MELBOURNE 5 PM – Minister Frydenberg’s office, 695 Burke St, Camberwell

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Iconic Brand Moves to Protect Iconic Mountain - Brown

Commenting on today’s decision by Carlton United Breweries (CUB), Bob Brown said;

“It’s a great decision by a company with community interests front and centre.”

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Brown Condemns Political Violence

Former Greens Leader Bob Brown says that vandalism on Braddon Greens candidate Jarrod Edwards’ car on Friday night should lead to an early arrest and conviction.

Bob Brown Foundation hosted a screening of Patagonia’s film takayna at the Burnie Civic Centre where the vandalism occurred.

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Media Release: Tarkine Conservationists Welcome Prime Minister to Burnie

Both Bob Brown Foundation and Save the Tarkine are calling on the Prime Minister to find the courage to stand up to Braddon Candidate Brett Whiteley and Premier Hodgman, and renew his commitment to World Heritage protection of the Tarkine. Conservationists held banners calling for protection of the Tarkine and greet Prime Minister Turnbull as he arrived at Burnie-Wynyard Airport this morning.

 

 

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Hodgman's Tarkine

Bob Brown says the difference between his and Premier Hodgman’s helicopters over the Tarkine is that the Premier’s helicopters drop napalm.

“He is in the job-losing business of firebombing forests after he logs them whereas I am in the job-gaining business of protecting the forests and their wildlife. I offer him an easy bargain - give the Tarkine World Heritage status and I will stay grounded.”

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