Butler's latest Tarkine mine approval: another political ploy that ignores experts and long-term prosperity

05 Aug 2013

Australian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said today that Environment Minister Mark Butler's decision on the proposed Venture Minerals open-cut mine in the Tarkine is a political ploy in a marginal electorate on the first day of a Federal election.


New Minister should consult experts on Tarkine

24 Jul 2013

Australian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said today that Environment Minister Mark Butler should be spending time in Tasmania talking to experts on the endangered species under threat by Tarkine mine proposals.


Irwin inspires northwest on tourism value of a wild Tarkine

19 Jul 2013

Australian Greens spokesperson for Tourism Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said yesterday’s Federal Court decision on the proposed Nelson Bay River mine was a win for the long-term prospects of the tourism industry in the northwest.


Minister Butler’s Tarkine comments disappointing

18 Jul 2013

Minister Mark Butler's comments on the review of the Shree Minerals Tarkine decision this morning suggest it will be all show and no substance, Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.


While Labor claims to be searching, the world has already found the Tarkine

22 Mar 2013

In the wake of the announcement* yesterday of Federal and State money being used for a "search" for the new, iconic North West wilderness tourism experience, Australian Greens tourism spokesperson, Tasmanian Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has called out Labor governments on their hypocritical short-sightedness.


Burke allows mining in areas even John Howard protected

08 Feb 2013

Minister Burke's decision to abandon the Tarkine to the mining industry is not only a disgrace, but it's a crime against the environment.


Tarkine trashed in cynical pre-Christmas dump

18 Dec 2012

In take-out-the-trash week, Environment Minister, Tony Burke, has today announced the first step in the trashing of the world renowned Tarkine wilderness.


Union power broker puts Tony Burke on the spot : Will Labor’s Environment Minister be bullied on Tarkine National Heritage Listing?

17 Nov 2012


The Australian Greens note that today, at the AWU rally in Burnie, Labor power broker Paul Howes sent a clear message to Environment Minister Tony Burke.

“The message to Minister Burke today from Paul Howes was that Labor as a party should be putting short-term corporate profits and short-term jobs ahead of both the environment and long-term prosperity for Tasmanian communities,” Senator Peter Whish-Wilson stated.



Share: powerful stories from the Tarkine

16 Nov 2012

"My family's lived here since the 1880s. It's my heritage, and it's my livelihood."


Union leader Paul Howes a 'trouble maker': Greens senator Peter Whish-Wilson

04 Nov 2012

"I organised a meeting with Paul to try to find common ground between conservationists and unionists, which I know exists on the ground. Disappointingly, it now appears he used the meeting ... as an opportunity to score political points and run a misinformation campaign."

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