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Leaked takayna 4WD track decision a betrayal of reconciliation

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The Wilderness Society today condemned the action of the Hodgman Government to seek approval to expand destructive 4wd tracks across an Aboriginal cultural landscape on the takayna coast, describing it as a betrayal of trust and goodwill that run counter to any notion of reconciliation.
 
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Groom called on to clarify Lib’s logging policy for lobster habitat

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On the eve of World Threatened Species Day, The Wilderness Society today called on Tasmanian Environment Minister Matthew Groom to clarify his government’s policy to reverse reserves in critical giant freshwater lobster habitat identified in a national Recovery Plan for protection.
 
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Pulp mill and its process to stand as a symbol of how not to do business in Tasmania

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The confirmation from Gunns’ receivers that it accepts today’s expiration of permits to build and operate the Tamar Valley Pulp Mill, and will proceed with a sale of the proposed site unencumbered by the permits, is welcome and a testament to the long and drawn out community campaign to protect the Tamar Valley, its environments, amenity and future.
 
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The Regional Forest Agreement: A Manifest Failure

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The past 20 years under the RFA have brought industry collapse, environmental damage, taxpayer subsidy and community/marketplace conflict. What will the next 20 hold? Objective analysis of the Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) demonstrates it has been a spectacular failure, raising questions over the value of its extension for a further 20 years, The Wilderness Society says.
 

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