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Howard Deceives Australia on Tas RFA Logging Deal

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National spokesperson for The Wilderness Society, Alec Marr, said "This is the biggest logging deal in Tasmania's history. In simple terms, if the logging industry wanted areas for logging, with a few exceptions they got them. This decision will haunt John Howard for the rest of his political career.
 
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Wilderness Society supports co-existence not extinguishment of native title

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The Wilderness Society makes a strong plea for coexistence and negotiation, rather than extinguishment and division, in dealing with Native Title issues on pastoral leases. Wilderness Society spokesperson, Virginia Young, says `The Government's Native Title Amendment Act is not the way to settle these issues - it will not deliver `certainty', rather continued injustice, conflict, and increased threat to Australia's cultural and natural values'.
 
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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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