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Circular Head Greens meeting well attended

Media Release
Bob Brown 18 Mar 2007

More than 50 people attended a meeting at Stanley Town Hall last night to hear national Greens leader, Senator Bob Brown talk about issues of the day affecting Tasmania, the nation and the world.
 
Senator Brown called for World Heritage listing of the Tarkine rainforest and wilderness region, saying that the long term job and income prospects from world attention on the Tarkine will be of much greater benefit than continued logging to export it as woodchips to Japan.
 
Senator Brown said a proposed 'tourist' road should be kept log truck free.
 
"The single biggest complaint we get from interstate and international tourists on Tasmanian roads is speeding log trucks," Senator Brown said.
 
There was an extended question and answer time at the meeting focusing on climate change, Gunns' proposed pulp mill and the Greens' plan to fund a pensioner dental health scheme were amongst issues of concern to many local residents.
 
"It was a great meeting," said Senator Brown, who on Friday night held a similar public meeting at Campbell Town.
 
Senator Brown will be holding a public meeting in Launceston on Saturday 31 March at the Max Fry Hall, Trevallyn at 7.00pm.
 

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