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Hodgman Government turns its back on Howard land clearing promise

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The Hodgman Government has abandoned a longstanding promise to limit and end land clearing in Tasmania, removing protections for Tasmania’s native forests in a policy reversal that takes environmental protection back over 20 years. Yesterday, the Hodgman Government released its Permanent Native Forest Estate Policy which:
 
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Great Forest National Park would be economic boon

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Proposed new national park could: attract extra 400,000 visitors annually add more than $70 million to local economy create 750 jobs Victoria’s proposed Great Forest National Park could draw almost 380,000 extra visitors a year to the Central Highlands, add $71 million annually to the local economy and generate 750 jobs with a little private investment, according to a new report by the Nous Group, commissioned by The Wilderness Society.
 
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Buru pawns Canning assets to stay afloat

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Buru Energy is diminishing its Canning Basin fossil fuel portfolio and trying to stay afloat by securing $1.5 million from Mitsubishi to take sole ownership and responsibility for the Ungani oil field, at the same time as offloading its most prospective, yet expensive and risky, gas fracking tenements to Mitsubishi Corporation.
 
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Groom obligation to act on ongoing illegal takayna 4WDing

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The Wilderness Society has written to Tasmanian Environment Minister Matthew Groom, urging him to act on illegal 4WD access to the takayna coastline and drop his irresponsible and immoral plan to expand destructive 4WD access to this internationally significant Aboriginal cultural landscape.
 
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Hodgman funds forestry damage-control PR campaign and a ‘Growth Strategy’ it doesn’t support

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On the eve of a Legislative Council vote on his divisive and illogical forestry legislation, The Wilderness Society has questioned Premier Will Hodgman’s budget allocations to forestry related initiatives, including the implementation of a Strategic Growth Plan that runs counter to its forestry legislation and a $450,000 public relations campaign that looks like a pre-election damage control slush fund.
 

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