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40 year anniversary since saving Kelly’s Bush, first green ban

Lee Rhiannon 24 Sep 2011

What: Event to celebrate saving Kelly’s Bush in Hunters Hill, with picnic and tree planting and speech by green ban leader Jack Mundey
When: 3-5pm, Sunday 25 September 2011
Where: Top of Kelly's Bush, Weil Park, Prince George Parade, Hunters Hill

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon today congratulated those who campaigned to save Kelly’s Bush and other areas of Sydney during the green ban period, when resident groups and the Builders Labourers Federation  worked hand in hand to stop inappropriate development.

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Wightman’s hypocrisy on threatened species

State Environment Minister, Brian Wightman is misleading Tasmanians when claiming the government must do all it can to protect endangered species, Greens Deputy Leader, Christine Milne said today.

"Tasmanians will be outraged to hear that in the same week Mr Wightman is seeking a meeting with Minister Burke to try to prevent the heritage listing of the Tarkine , he is also announcing two days later that we must do all we can to protect our threatened species.

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Burrup Peninsula, surrounding rock art protection

Scott Ludlam 26 Aug 2011

 

Question No. 692

Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, in writing, on 15 June 2011:
In regard to an explosive event conducted by Holcim Australia at their quarry on the Burrup Peninsula on the afternoon of 1 April 2011:

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Mining sector's heritage comments 'panicked and predictable' - Greens

The Federal Government should ignore the mining industry’s predictable negativity ahead of the upcoming announcement on the heritage listing of the Kimberley, the Australian Greens said today.

“These are last minute, panicked comments being made by an industry intent on turning the Kimberley into a mining pit with as little impediments as possible,” Senator Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson for the Kimberley & Northern Australia said today.

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Tarkine ignored. Region must be recognised as ecosystem of national significance

Tony Burke's National Press Club speech today in which he outlined his intention to consider the heritage listing of many sites throughout Australia was incomplete without mention of the Tarkine region, Greens Deputy Leader, Christine Milne said.

"How can the Environment Minister stand in front of our national broadcaster and say that on one hand we must add a layer of environmental protection that acts well in advance of searching for endangered species, whilst on the other hand denying the Tarkine any immediate protection from the current Tasmanian mining rush"

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Mining, marsupials and rural self-determination

 

"There are things about growing up in a small town that you can't necessarily quantify". Hollywood is a long way from Broome, but when US actor Brandon Routh said this I felt that, in many ways, it summed up why some companies and politicians in the two major parties find it hard to understand why feelings are running so high in the community in regards to the James Price Point gas hub development.

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Heritage contingency planning and assessments 2011-12

Scott Ludlam 19 Aug 2011

Senate Question No. 690

Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, in writing, on 15 June 2011:
(1) What contingency planning has been undertaken by the department to deal with the reduction in funding for heritage core tasks such as identifying heritage places and providing statutory protection advice.

(2) What full-time equivalent staff numbers are being considered in contingency planning by the department to deal with the reduction in funding for heritage.

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