Updated: November 27, 2012
Rally for the Tarkine postponed
MEDIA RELEASE: 28 November 2012
The Wilderness Society today announced that we are postponing our planned 'Rally for the Tarkine' until early next year (date to be confirmed), to allow Tasmanians to focus on discussion and debate about the Tasmanian Forest Agreement in the lead up to an important vote in the Tasmanian Legislative Council on the 11 December 2012.
The rally was announced for 9 December 2012 and promoted weeks ago, but now clashes with the recalled Upper House sitting and debate on the Forest Agreement.
“This is a difficult but necessary decision.” said Vica Bayley, Tasmanian Campaign manager for The Wilderness Society.
“We are committed to working towards proper protection for the Tarkine and will continue to campaign via a whole range of measures, but we do not wish to distract public focus away from the history making Tasmanian Forest Agreement and the looming vote in the Upper House.
For further comment:
Vica Bayley, Tasmanian Campaign Manager: 0400 644 939
For more information, please contact:
The Wilderness Society Tasmania Inc
130 Davey Street, TAS, 7000 Australia
Phone: (03) 6224 1550 | Fax: (03) 6223 5112