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Tasmanians brave the rain to celebrate forests

Bob Brown 6 Aug 2011

Despite today’s downpour, a large crowd turned out in Hobart to celebrate Tasmania’s great wild forests and wildlife at a rally organised by Senator Bob Brown.
“This is a last minute message to the state and federal governments, and oppositions, that Tasmanians want our forests to be protected as a result of the forest agreement which, we are told, will deliver millions of dollars to the logging industry,” Senator Brown said. 

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Rally hopes to match Liberals!

Bob Brown 4 Aug 2011

The Greens are hoping Saturday’s Hobart rally to celebrate Tasmania’s forests will match the turnout of “more than 200” (Mercury 4-8-11) to yesterday’s Liberal meeting in Launceston of people opposed to protecting forests.

The rally for Tasmania’s forest and future will be in the Parliamentary Gardens at 10:30am on Saturday.

Despite the forecast of showers Greens Leader Bob Brown said he expected some hundreds at the pro-forests gathering which aims to highlight the commercial employment and environmental promise of keeping Tasmania’s wild forests intact.

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Brown calls on Gillard for action on rainforest destruction

After last night’s expose by ABC TV’s ‘Foreign Correspondent’ program, Greens Leader Bob Brown has called on Prime Minister Gillard to seek a response from Jakarta. 

“What Australia saw last night, 5 years after John Howard sent $200 million to Indonesia to halt forest destruction, was vast rainforest logging, driving Sumatran tigers to extinction in the wild and destroying the livelihood and rights of local citizens.

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Forests rally for Hobart this Saturday

Bob Brown 3 Aug 2011

As Prime Minister Julia Gillard is flagged to fly to Tasmania to sign her forest agreement with Premier Lara Giddings this weekend, a rally to celebrate Tasmania’s wild and scenic forests and their role in Tasmania’s future will be held in Hobart at 10:30am on Saturday (see poster).

We are coordinating the rally to highlight the huge public affection for Tasmania’s forests and wildlife” Greens Leader Senator Brown said in Hobart.

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