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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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World Heritage mockery

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This photograph was taken inside the recently extended Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area – it is an example of an area that Labor, the Greens and ENGO’s say is pristine, untouched forest.

They claim this forest has “outstanding” wilderness values and is suitable for Wilderness World Heritage listing.

The fact that areas like this are now included in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area makes a mockery of the Labor/Green nomination to extend the area in 2012.

It is an embarrassment to the World Heritage process and compromises the outstanding universal values of Tasmania’s original World Heritage Estate.

More photos tomorrow.

(Photograph taken by Senator Richard Colbeck)
SENATOR THE HON RICHARD COLBECK Senator for Tasmania Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture

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4 Comments

  1. Dave Shepherd

    February 25, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Mr Colbeck seems to be making the point that someone has described the WHA area in Tasmania as pristine untouched wilderness.I am sure he is aware that an area does not have to be pristine or untouched to merit WHA status.Although not immediately apparent to all visitors it is no secret that Kakadu National Park has thousands of kilometres of roads,a large town,20 rubbish dumps servicing smaller villages of up to 200 rsidents,uranium mines both old and active and that much of the park was used to raise cattle in the past.I don’t hear him trying to have Kakadu’s WHA status removed.

  2. John Hawkins

    February 25, 2014 at 11:54 am

    “More photos tomorrow”

    Colbeck have they gone missing?

  3. john hayward

    February 23, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    These clearfalls look like they might have been flattened after the area was WH listed.

    They should be regularly re-sprayed and preserved as monuments to LibLab integrity.

    John Hayward

  4. Garry Stannus

    February 23, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Looks to me like that block outside the WHA, owned by that foreign mob … Norske Skog, out past Maydena. I think the Senator’s got his facts wrong. Or maybe it’s just a case of ‘read closely what he actually said’. His MR actually said

    “This photograph was taken inside the recently extended Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area – it is an example of an area that Labor, the Greens and ENGO’s say is pristine, untouched forest.”

    It avoids actually saying that the logged areas we can see are within the WHA, yet it manages to imply it.

    He writes:

    “This photograph was taken inside the recently extended Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area – it is an example of an area that Labor, the Greens and ENGO’s say is pristine, untouched forest.”

    If the Senator was on the money, he’d tell us where the scalped hillside area is and he’d give us a link to the Labor & Greens and ENGO’s statements that descirbe the scalped hillside as ‘pristine’ and untouched’.

    But he didn’t give any details, did he? I reckon he’s wrong and probably knows that his MR is deceptive.

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