Tarkine

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Tarkine needs federal government protection

05 Sep 2014

Amid reports that Shree Minerals' Nelson Bay River mine is under investigation for breaching its federal environmental permit, Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says the Abbott government must not proceed with plans to hand protection powers over to the state.

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Christine Milne: Why we cannot weaken our environmental protection laws

01 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, addresses the senate on Abbott's plan to our weaken environmental protection laws by allowing the states to be given the power to undertake the environmental assessment of their own projects.

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Time for serious questions about Shree Minerals Tarkine mine

10 Jun 2014

Shree Minerals has now confirmed its iron ore operation in the Tarkine has been suspended and the Australian Greens say it's clear Tasmania's future is not in mining.

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Tarkine mining jobs lies must be exposed

05 May 2014

The mining company that was supposed to bring a jobs boom to northwest Tasmania is coming unstuck, prompting the Australian Greens to once again call for the Tarkine to be protected.

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Abbott government turns its back on Tarkine values

14 Nov 2013

The Abbott government has turned its back on saving the Tassie devil with proposed changes to federal environmental law announced today, Greens Leader Christine Milne said today.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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