Viewing articles in Tag:

Tasmania

Filter Articles

Government’s World Heritage lies exposed in Senate hearing

The Abbott government's argument that large areas of Tasmania's World Heritage Area are degraded and should be delisted has been blown out of the water by its own Environment Department at a Senate hearing in Canberra today, say the Australian Greens.

"The Environment Department has confirmed that only 4% of the area the government wants to remove from the Tasmanian World Heritage Area had been disturbed," said Greens Leader and Tasmanian Senator Christine Milne, who initiated the inquiry.

Read more

World heritage fabrication exposed at Senate Inquiry

Claims from the Abbott and Hodgman governments that the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is degraded are nothing but a smokescreen to increase logging, says Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne.

"I established this Senate inquiry to look at the government's proposal to slash the size of our World Heritage Area, and to test the Prime Minister's claims that the area to be excised was degraded," Senator Milne said during a break in the inquiry's public hearing in Hobart today.

Read more

Too much forest? Get real Mr Abbott

The Australian Greens say Tony Abbott's claim that Australia has too much protected forest is wrong and will concern Australians who treasure our precious national parks and forests.

"Families and communities treasure our national parks. Tony Abbott is completely out of touch," Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

"Tony Abbott's anti-environment agenda is also anti-jobs. There is no economic future for Australia in trashing our precious native forests and national parks.

Read more

Senate to enquire into Tasmanian World Heritage Area

Christine Milne 13 Feb 2014

The Greens have established a Senate inquiry into the Abbott government's moves to reduce the size of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to access forests to log.

The inquiry will report by 15 May 2014 and submissions can be sent directly to the Senate committee: [email protected]

These are the terms of reference:

That the following matters be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 15 May 2014:

Read more

Senate rejects PM Abbott’s attack on World Heritage forests

The Senate has condemned the Abbott government's reckless attack on World Heritage forests and has called on the UNESCO World Heritage committee to reject the request to de-list 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian wilderness.

"The Senate has sent a clear message to the World Heritage committee that Australians do not support the Abbott government's pro-logging ideology," said Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne.

Read more

UNESCO confused by Abbott government’s pro-logging zealotry – Greens

Responding to reports that UNESCO considers the Abbott government's request for a boundary change to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area "unprecedented" and "exceptional", Greens Leader Christine Milne says the attack is bringing international shame to Australia.

"It's never been clearer that the pro-logging zealotry on display from Tony Abbott and Eric Abetz is embarrassing Australia," Senator Milne said.

Read more

Unprovoked attack on Tasmanian resident highlights Liberals’ ideological obsession

The Australian Greens today said the Liberals should stop attacking Tasmanians and get on with delivering for the State.  The unprovoked attack on Tasmanian Colin Russell by Liberal MP Brett Whiteley highlights just how out of touch the Abbott government has become.

Tasmanian Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said, "In a week where Senator Bernardi takes it upon himself to attack single parents, Liberal MP Brett Whiteley has come out and attacked Tasmanian resident Colin Russell for simply getting caught up in the corrupt Russian legal system.

Read more