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Minister ringbarks environment

Media Release
Bob Brown 16 Feb 2012

The so-called Minister for the Environment, Tony Burke, today turned on environmentalists in Tasmania and backed the logging of Tasmania's native forests, Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said.

"He is lambasting Tasmanians who - following a trail of local and foreign loggers - have gone to Tokyo and London to background importers about the iconic forests like the Styx Valley where Mr Burke camped out last year.

"He is converting into an advocate for the chainsaws," Senator Brown said.

"Mr Burke's job should be to have the Prime Minister keep her signed commitment of 2011 to ‘immediately' protect the contentious forests."


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