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Tarkine trashed in cynical pre-Christmas dump

In take-out-the-trash week, Environment Minister, Tony Burke, has today announced the first step in the trashing of the world renowned Tarkine wilderness.

"We can now expect Minister Burke to approve several more mines, and excise their footprint from any Heritage listing, once again putting short term profits ahead of the long-term interests of the Tarkine and the communities who depend on it," Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

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Standards window-dressing for environmental destruction

The standards for environmental approvals released by the ALP Government today will do nothing to prevent the state and territory governments from destroying the environment and endangered species for mining profits, the Australian Greens said.

“Far from lifting up the states, it's smashing down environmental protection,” Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

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