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World Heritage deception a disgrace

Australian Greens Leader and Tasmanian Senator Christine Milne says the Abbott government's own Environment Department has again undermined claims that large swathes of the Tasmanian Wilderness should lose World Heritage protection.

"The World Heritage Committee will be disgusted that the Australian Government so brazenly tried to mislead it, in efforts to access forests for logging" said Senator Milne.

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Liberal attack on World Heritage rejected

Christine Milne 17 May 2014

The Australian Greens are delighted that the World Heritage draft decision recommends its Committee not approve the Abbott government's bid to delist 74,000 hectares of precious forest from the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

"This outright rejection is the best possible result - for Tasmania's forests, Australia's international reputation, and the integrity of World Heritage sites everywhere," said Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne.

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