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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

Media Release

Developments in the TWWHA

February 21, 2019

Greens Senator for Tasmania Nick McKim has referred the Tasmanian government’s soliciting and facilitiation of private developments in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to the Integrity Commission.

“There is damning evidence that the management plan has been totally corrupted by the Liberals so their developer mates can make a few bucks,” Senator McKim said.

“The Liberals have put profit over environment, and greed over integrity.”

“This is an outrageous abuse of the responsibility that governments have to look after one of the most precious wilderness areas in the world.”

“We need far more transparency and the disinfectant of sunlight on this issue.”

Download Letter to the Integrity Commission …

2019_02_21_NMLettertoIntegrityCommission

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  1. Lyndall

    April 13, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Here’s another one to add to the growing list…

    I think the recent favourable Petuna decision shows that the Tasmanian Government’s current so-called ‘review’ panel on Marine Farming Planning should also be referred to the Integrity Commission.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-13/tasmanian-salmon-farming-decision-labelled-an-outrage/10998490

    Something’s very fishy here and the actual panel process, its independence and the validity of their decisions should be called into question. Apart from the Petuna decision, it looks as though recent Tassal and Huon Aquaculture approvals for Storm Bay are worthy of examination as well.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-22/salmon-farm-approval-panel-members-quit-after-concerns/10834856

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-25/tas-salmon-experts-letter-reveals-reasons-for-quitting-board/10844520

    Tasmania’s beautiful and biodiverse terrestrial and marine ecosystems are precious enough in themselves; but in addition to those environmental factors the management & maintenance of the ‘clean and green’ image is paramount for Tasmania’s economic sustainability and its niche markets.

    However, at the moment it seems that despite even some panel experts resigning in protest and an incomplete (at times halved) panel still conducting review, these sorts of developments – come-what-may and even to hell with any negative consequences – are green-lighted and a fait accompli.

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