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Activists from The Bob Brown Foundation have today immobilised all logging machinery ripping into ancient native forests in the Wentworth Hills area of Tasmania’s Central Plateau. This protest follows on from a week of protests in the same forest last month, which saw four protesters arrested.
The Bob Brown Foundation has returned to Tasmania’s native forests frontline with a commitment to defend critical carbon-storehouses while the government contributes to the global climate and extinction crises.
Only just recently, Tasmania – courtesy of its rich hydro resources, excellent wind conditions, and even a little bit of sunshine – could boast of being 100 per cent renewable, with all the economic possibilities that could afford in a world rapidly transitioning to a low-carbon economy.
With asylum seekers so often in the news, and Australians’ opinions about them extremely polarised, Tasmanian filmmaker Heather Kirkpatrick’s Mary Meets Mohammad provides a timely look at the situation from two very different points of view.
Byron Shire has lost another of its colourful characters, the irrepressible Richard Moloney, who died suddenly but peacefully in his home at the end of January.
Attempts by flood-affected homeowners to retrofit their homes with flood-resilient materials are being cruelled by insurance companies and builders, a local resident says.