Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tell Tony to Save the Tarkine

Tell Tony Burke to save the Tarkine.
For the economy, for the environment and therefore, for all of us.


The two mines are proposed in areas that have been assessed by the Australian Heritage Council as being worthy of National Heritage listing. The National Heritage listing should urgently be reinstated and these projects should be assessed against that criteria and processes.

As part of the Tasmanian Forest Agreement the independent expert who was engaged on behalf of the Tasmanian State Government and the Federal Government found, after extensive research, that the Tarkine was of high conservation value (HCV) and worthy of World Heritage Status.

The two iron ore mines proposed would only operate for two years. But in that time the values of the Tarkine could be irreversibly damaged.

Two years of jobs for a lifetime of damage.

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