Viewing articles in Portfolio:

Environment

Filter Articles

Vale Lincoln Siliakis: World Heritage legend

Lincoln Siliakis, a man who dedicated decades of his life to the protection of World Heritage properties has died in Paris.

"Lincoln Siliakis never sought publicity or acclaim for the role he played in protecting Australia's places of outstanding universal value but today we should all pay tribute to this legend of World Heritage advocacy," said Australian Greens Senator Christine Milne.

Read more

Tarkine value in its ancient, natural state

The argument between economics and conservation is a false dichotomy, writes Christine Milne

TASMANIAN Minerals and Energy Council chairman Wayne Bould's Talking Point article (Mercury, December 18) about the Tarkine could not have been more timely.

It came the day after the Supreme Court found the Environment Protection Authority had not followed the law in allowing a mine to store more hazardous waste than its permit specified.

This was the mine that owners claimed would employ 120 people over three years.

Read more

Press conference transcript: Tarkine protection and forest furnaces

Tarkine 4WD tracks and forest furnaces

I totally support the actions of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community who are taking to court the government for the fact that they are going to re-open four-wheel-drive tracks in the Tarkine which will jeopardise aboriginal heritage. It is just shocking that this government is determined to behave in such a manner, as vandals, that is all you can call it.

Read more

Greens say Hunt should rule on Tarkine debacle

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt should halt all moves to re-open 4WD tracks in the Tarkine and undertake an immediate investigation of the proposals under his duty to protect Aboriginal heritage, Greens Leader Christine Milne said today.

"Mr Hunt has the discretion to investigate an action that could damage a heritage listed area," said Senator Milne.

"He needs to step in now and tell the state government to stop all work until it can provide detailed plans on rerouted tracks and demonstrate how they will not affect Aboriginal heritage.

Read more