Last week Bob Brown Foundation took the fight to Venture Minerals' proposed Riley Creek strip mine site in the Tarkine. This short term mine will risk local populations of Tasmanian Devil and Spotted tailed Quoll, and will degrade the verified National and World Heritage values in the area.
Armed with news that Venture was moving machinery onto the site, eighteen Tarkine Defenders mobilised and braved the icy conditions to engage in a peaceful shutdown of the mine site. A contingent occupied the mine gate, while defenders Collette and Juice locked themselves to the gate and a dump truck to shut down the site for an incredible 11 hours. Venture Minerals is on notice that any plans to desecrate takayna / Tarkine will be met with opposition and disruption.
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