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The signs …

John Powell details his correspondence with State Liberal MP Mark Shelton, and Federal Liberal MP Eric Hutchinson …

From: powell …
To: mark.shelton@parliament.tas.gov.au; eric.hutchinson.mp@aph.gov.au
CC: will.hodgman@parliament.tas.gov.au; peter.gutwein@parliament.tas.gov.au; paul.harriss@parliament.tas.gov.au
Subject: RE: Liffey Tramway etc
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:41:36 +1000

Eric/Mark,

Why am I not surprised that I have no response to my emails of 12 and 28 May?

I am of course delighted to hear of the failure of the “feeble” and “embarrassing” attempt by the Federal Government to get UNESCO to rescind the WHA listing of 74,00ha. This is despite, or perhaps because of, all of your efforts to misrepresent the features of Coupe BA 388D and other similar WHA regions in all forms of media and in the Parliament itself.

I would now ask again for the immediate replacement of the WHA sign at the junction of MY access road to Highland Lakes Road as shown in the link:-

http://oldtt.pixelkey.biz/index.php?/article/chicanery-and-political-deception-of-the-highest-order/

I also copy the link to another TT article which reinforces the intrinsic WORLD HERITAGE VALUES of this coupe which you so conveniently overlooked.

http://oldtt.pixelkey.biz/index.php?/article/the-hollow-man/

The behaviour of your colleagues Senators’ Abetz and Colbeck are reprehensible in this regard and just reinforce the ideological approach your party is taking to matters which should be resolved on economic, social and environmental policy basis, not a misguided faith.

There is just a few days left for representation to the Draft Forest Management Plan 2014 and/or the Draft High Conservation Values Assessment and Management Plan of Forestry Tasmania.

It will be interesting to see what contributions are made re the Government’s current behaviour (including that of Paul Harriss and the new legislation, viz: Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Bill 2014 ) in association with the endeavours for FT to gain Forestry Stewardship Certification.

Your collective behaviour may well have destroyed the industry and curtail any future for economic growth, sustainability, and jobs.

Watch this space,

Cheers,

j

From: powell …
To: mark.shelton@parliament.tas.gov.au
CC: eric.hutchinson.mp@aph.gov.au; kim.booth@parliament.tas.gov.au; vica.bayley@wilderness.org.au; phillpullinger@gmail.com
Subject: RE: Liffey Tramway etc
Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 17:52:46 +1000

Well congratulations Mark,

I have just (unfortunately) listened to Eric in a second reading speech in the HoR where he actually referenced the WHA listed area in the Liffey which “only had remnants of historical sawmilling/logging activity” – I will get the exact commentary from Hansard – and that “he had walked through these areas” .

And somewhere in there Eric also referenced the lack of consultation with the Indigenous peoples. Well hello Eric in this area there are some of the very best examples which Mark saw and photographed.

I reckon UNESCO would be interested in your falsehoods about no need for “Heritage listing”

Well you and I both know that this is an absolute exaggeration of the truth.

Indigenous rock shelters, Tassie devils, spotted-tail quolls, green and gold frogs, siltation issues in to the Liffey Falls WHA etc – do you wish me to continue?

I reckon your comments should be revealed to those in Tasmania who are debating the trashing of the TFA.

Cheers,

j

From: powell …
To: mark.shelton@parliament.tas.gov.au
CC: eric.hutchinson.mp@aph.gov.au
Subject: FW: Liffey Tramway etc
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 13:35:31 +1000

Mark,

I would have thought an email response thanking for my volunteered courtesy 18 days ago might have been forthcoming.

Equally I would have hoped for confirmation that the WHA sign would be reinstated in a timely fashion, particularly given that this coupe is not part of the 74,000 hectares at question in the UNESCO debate.

This is not the behaviour of an open and transparent government.

Cheers,

j

http://oldtt.pixelkey.biz/index.php?/article/chicanery-and-political-deception-of-the-highest-order/

From: powell …
To: mark.shelton@parliament.tas.gov.au
Subject: Liffey Tramway etc
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:19:15 +1000

Mark,

It was a delight to show you the beauty of the Liffey escarpment adjacent to my property.

As promised I attach the Forestry Commission survey of the tramway for you to copy and provide to Ray.

I also provide a link to one of my many communications with FT/Labor Govt/Bryan Green etc re the intrinsic values of the area you walked through which some two years later resulted in WHA listing. I trust it stays that way, and anything you could to reinstate the WHA sign on Highland Lakes Road would be much appreciated.

Cheers,

j

http://oldtt.pixelkey.biz/index.php?/article/forestry-tasmanias-arrogant-trashing-of-aboriginal-and-settler-history/

Gordon Bradbury: The incomplete history of unsustainable blackwood mismanagement Forestry Tasmania recently and quietly released the latest Review of the Sustainable Sawlog Supply from the Blackwood Management Zone (BMZ). As I predicted last year Tasmania’s iconic blackwood industry is about to go into serious decline if not disappear.HERE