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Liberals must accept UN’s rejection of Tasmanian World Heritage Area plans

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Janet Rice 2 Jul 2015

Liberals must accept UN’s rejection of Tasmanian World Heritage Area plans

The Greens have welcomed the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s rejection of plans for the Tasmanian World Heritage Area.

“Like the World Heritage Committee, we know that no amount of mining or logging is ever good for our ancient native forests,” said the Australian Greens spokesperson for forests Senator Janet Rice.

“These forests protect our unique plants and animals, reduce the impacts of climate change, and produce the cleanest air and water in the world.

“This announcement highlights that the Tasmanian government is failing its role as stewards of this World Heritage Area and letting down future generations.

“Let’s hope that common sense will prevail and the Tasmanian government will listen to the unanimous advice of the UNESCO's World Heritage Committee.

“The federal Minister for the Environment must recognise the international significance of his Liberal colleagues’ failures and pull them into line.”

 

 

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