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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Christine Milne AO

Fellow environmentalist and former Greens politician, Bob Brown, has congratulated Christine Milne on her award as Officer of the Order of Australia.

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Global Corporation Backs Tarkine

The Bob Brown Foundation has just partnered with sustainable outdoor clothing brand Patagonia, to save one of Australia’s most culturally and environmentally significant wild places - takayna / Tarkine - with a goal to have this region in North West Tasmania protected as a World Heritage listed National Park and returned to Aboriginal ownership.

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Media Release: Conservationist arrested in Tasmania’s Tarkine defending rainforests from logging

A conservationist has been arrested today for defending Tarkine rainforest from logging. The woman, who spent the day in a tree sit, has been taken to Smithton Police station.

“Citizens stalled the logging in Australia’s largest temperate rainforest today in an urgent plea to the State and Federal Government. Rainforest logging in the Tarkine needs to cease and protection of takayna / Tarkine in a World Heritage listed National Park,” Bob Brown Foundation’s Jenny Weber said.

 

 

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Media Release: Australian Politicians Have Blood On Their Hands.

Australia’s Coalition and Labor leaders have the blood of harpooned pregnant whales on their hands after another slaughter of defenceless Australian minke whales by illegal Japanese killers, Bob Brown said in Hobart today.

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Media Release: 350-year-old Celery Top Pine Was Logged In Tarkine: Tree Sit Protest Continues In Rainforests.

Bob Brown Foundation is calling for an immediate end to logging in Tasmania’s Tarkine rainforests after independently and scientifically dating a logged celery top pine from the same area at 350 years old. A cross-section of the pine is on display at the foundation office.

 

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Media Release: Proposed Malaysia Probe’s Tasmania Link

Bob Brown backs Malaysian inquiry into Abetz-backed Sarawak logging.

Tasmania’s Bob Brown Foundation is supporting the Swiss-based Bruno Manser Fund’s call for Sarawak’s former premier and political ‘godfather’ Abdul Taib Mahmud to be a focus of the anti-corruption inquiry after Malaysia’s stunning change of government. Sarawak is a state of Malaysia.

 

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Media Release: Conservationists stage demo for Tarkine protection at MCG. "Give the Tarkine a sporting chance at the G" 

On Mother’s Day Sunday, when some mums may be given cards, flowers or a ticket to the footy, Bob Brown Foundation supporters are standing up for World Heritage protection of Tasmania’s Tarkine for future generations of mothers.

"An equivalent to 15 000 MCGs worth of native forest are threatened by chainsaws and bulldozers in Tasmania's Tarkine," Bob Brown Foundation campaigner Emma Wasson said.

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"Tasmania's Tarkine has World Heritage values in urgent need of protection. However, 30 000 ha of 'permanent logging zones' of takayna / Tarkine including rainforests, wildlife rich tall eucalyptus forests and old growth forest, are threatened with logging." 

Tasmania's Tarkine meets seven out of the ten criteria for outstanding universal values and has qualifying features for World Heritage status yet it remains unprotected.

"Bob Brown Foundation is campaigning for a World Heritage listed Tarkine National Park, including its return to Aboriginal ownership. The Federal and Tasmanian State Government need to nominate the Tarkine for World Heritage listing."  

"We'd rather see 15 000 MCGs worth of forest protected for the sake of the planet instead of being destroyed, so we're demonstrating here on Mothers Day for Mother Earth to raise awareness for the need for World Heritage protection of takayna / Tarkine.”

Media Contact: Emma Wasson 0409 300 592 

Action Details: 1:30pm Yarra Park, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

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