Patron of Save the Tarkine, former Senator Bob Brown, has hailed today’s court decision against mining approval in the Tarkine.

“The new Minister for the Environment, Mark Butler, should now proclaim the Tarkine wilderness ‘Australian National Heritage’ as advised by the federal government’s own National Heritage Council in February.

The former Minister’s decision to bin that advice and throw the Tarkine open to mining is the worst environmental failure in recent years. The Tarkine has growing world fame – Dr Brown first went there looking for Tasmanian tigers in 1973.

Patron of Save the Tarkine, former Senator Bob Brown