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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

Tarkine forest blockade re-established

Today Bob Brown Foundation has re-established a peaceful forest blockade camp in forests threatened by a new logging road in Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine.

 

“Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Tasmanian Fire Service and Parks and Wildlife Service this ancient forest has been spared from the bushfire that started on the 2 February.  Now it’s our job again to defend the giant eucalyptus forest and rainforest from the loggers,”  Scott Jordan, Tarkine Campaigner for the Bob Brown Foundation said.

 

“Premier Hodgman’s logging plans to push a new road into the Sumac ancient rainforests, in takayna / Tarkine, will flatten a globally significant ecosystem that is too precious to lose and is home to endangered species such as the Tasmanian Devil.  Protecting these forests in a World Heritage listed National Park will have benefits that far outweigh the costs to the climate, environment and economy by logging,”  Jenny Weber, Campaign Manager with the Bob Brown Foundation said.

 

Bob Brown Foundation has held this protest camp in the threatened Tarkine forests since September 2018, with hundreds of volunteers visiting and camping in the forest blockade. The camp was evacuated immediately after being notified about the nearby bushfire on the 2 February.

 

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. max

    February 21, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Rob … How much longer can you continue to spew out your one eyed dogmatic garbled letters? Here’s an example:

    “At present the land is arranged for to facilitate multiple use, thats the way it should stay, its working OK then why change it to become another locked up taxpayer burden.”

    It is not working OK, and it never has.

    The forest industry is not sustainable. It has been treated as an asset to be exploited. Its future trees were treated as a waste, as only being suitable for wood chips. The clear-felled areas were burnt and plantation established for pulp. Other areas were set aside for regrowth and future logs, but the time frame was too long so your industry gave them away to Ta Ann. To add insult to injury they adopted a fire strategy FRM that clearly didn’t protect plantations and regrowth, or anything else they wished to exploit.

    As STT (or FT in the past) has depleted the forests entrusted to them, let it burn, gave it away for less than nothing, has given nothing in return but billions of dollars debt. Give me one reason why taxpayers should give them one more cent!

    Locked up wilderness is an asset. It has not become another locked up taxpayer burden. If it has, the burden is nowhere as high as STT has been, indeed it is not even in the same paddock.

    The tourist industry is now Tasmania’s biggest industry and they didn’t come here to see a regeneration burn, yet another entrenched stupidity.

    The only reason I can think of for your dogmatic defence of a failed industry is that you are to afraid to admit to yourself that you were part of the failure.

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    Hello Max,

    The awful choices available for this Moderator is to delete all of Rob’s mangled English expression, or edit the worst of it, or edit the lot, or approve it for publication verbatim.

    The first choice could sometimes deny TT’s readers the benefit of considerable historical forest knowledge based on an insider’s long practical experience.

    Trying to edit the lot has been found to be a slippery-slide to madness.

    The latter course, verbatim publication, is current.

    Authors are expected to do their own proof reading and editing, and, ideally, to get it right first time. A spell-checker often helps. Open Office is a high quality free Word Processor with various Dictionaries. http://www.openoffice.org/download/

    Where local help is available (eg family and friends) it is expected to be utilised rather than just lazily offloading this onerous task onto TT’s Moderators. What we cannot comprehend after three readings we may delete.

    — Moderator

  2. Wining Pom

    February 21, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Or was it fires all the time?

  3. Wining Pom

    February 21, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    So I guess Rob, that before British settlement all the land was, well, like a reserve, and there were no fires. Right?

  4. Rob Halton

    February 21, 2019 at 8:40 am

    I would bet these lazy mongrels never lifted a hand to help communities affected with the recent wildfires.

    All they want is a permanent fairy land retreat for themselves with no consideration what so ever for the broader community.

    No more Reserves under any circumstances as they harbour too many fire hazards for which the managing authority Parks havent a hope in hell of doing anything about!

    At present the land is arranged for to facilitate multiple use, thats the way it should stay, its working OK then why change it to become another locked up taxpayer burden.

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