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Turnbull can seize pulp mill initiative - Brown

In the wake of today's Federal Court decision, Federal Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull must demand that Gunns' pulp mill be redesigned to meet world's best standards, Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.
"Other pulp mills are closed cycle, exude no chlorine-based carcinogens, do not pollute the sea, air or land, do not create massive greenhouse gas problems, do not demand vast amounts of fresh water and do not destroy old growth forests or rare animal habitats."

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In Wentworth: Brown challenges Turnbull over pulp mill

Greens leader Bob Brown has challenged federal Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull to back federal law and insist that the independent inquiry to judge Gunns' proposed pulp mill in Tasmania be re-empowered.
"Malcolm Turnbull should not allow Tasmania's Labor Premier Paul Lennon to lead him by the nose into a corrupted process which sidelines the independent Resource Planning and Development Commission, presided over by former judge Christopher Wright," Senator Brown said.

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Motion re Tasmanian pulp mill 20 June 2007

Senator BOB BROWN- The motion reads: That the Senate congratulates the 10 000 or more Tasmanians who turned out in Launceston on Saturday, 16 June 2007 to protest against the proposed Gunns Limited pulp mill, for their civic pride, concern for the environment and peaceful expression of opinion in the best of democratic traditions. For the accompanying speech and Senate division results, please see attached pdf

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Circular Head Greens meeting well attended

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.

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