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East Gippsland - Asia's latest bargain basement for woodchips

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The Wilderness Society today claimed that Marie Tehan's latest 'good news story' of increased woodchipping in East Gippsland will see a similar scale of forest destruction to the Indonesian fires.
 
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Wilderness Society: We will blockade Jabiluka

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The Wilderness Society today deplored the Federal government's decision to formally approve the Jabiluka uranium mine within the boundaries of World Heritage Kakadu National Park. Senator Warwick Parer is expected to make the formal announcement at 11am today. "It is a dark day for Australia when our most precious World Heritage area is consigned as a 60 million tonne radioactive waste dump," said national spokesperson Virginia Young.
 
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The friends of the Greater Kingston Forest rescue moves on, but the protest continues

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After nearly four weeks in the forest, the Greater Kingston Forest RescueCamp has achieved its objectives: to inform and alert the community aboutthe destruction of ancient old growth jarrah forests and of the habitatof the numbat and other endangered species in the Greater Kingston area.
 
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CALM's Kingston study; flawed, unscientific, unethical

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CALM is trying to prove at all costs its predetermined line, that foxesand not logging are responsible for the decline of fauna in the South-West.In its rush to do this, CALM has already preempted the release of the resultsof the study two years before its completion.
 
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Tarkine Road to Nowhere

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The woodchip industry and Forestry Tasmania are pushing for funding from the Commonwealth Government to build another logging link road in north-west Tasmania, according to The Wilderness Society. The Society's Tasmanian Campaign Coordinator, Amanda Sully, said that the Society had been informed by sources in both government and industry that another Tarkine "road to nowhere" is on the agenda as part of the RFA.
 

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