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ry and pulp
giant Gunns Limited has long been a favourite pastime for many Tasmania
ns, as any observer of car bumper stickers knows.
"Gunns -- dangerous in the wrong hands," reads one. "I no longer shop at Gunns," proclaims ...
'S timber industry has agreed to phase out native forest
The decision would pave the way for a historic deal that promises to end 30 years of conflict and drive national reform.
A key barrier to the in-principle ...
Environmental groups have welcomed Gunns' announcement that it will stop using native forest
for its pulp
production to "end the forest
Gunns chief executive Greg L'Estrange told the Forest
Industry Development Conference in ...
n Timber Giant Retreats from Old Growth Logging Environment News Service (ENS)
Tasmanian Timber Giant Retreats from Old Growth Logging
MELBOURNE, Australia, September 10, 2010 (ENS) - Australian environmental groups ...
VICTORIAN winemaker Brown Brothers has outlined critical environmental reasons behind its $32.56 mill
ion purchase of Gunns' wine assets in Tasmania
Chief executive Ross Brown said the move south was spurred by global warming, and after ...
This is by no means a new battle: in fact, Tasmania
n industrial forest
ers and environmentalists have been fighting over the issue of clearcutting the island’s forest
s for decades. The battle--some would probably prefer 'war'--is over nothing less ...
Warrick Jordan is a member of the Huon Valley Environment Centre in Tasmania
and is one of the Triabunna 13 (13 forest
activists being sued by logging giant Gunns' Ltd). Jordan spoke to Green Left Weekly’s Susan Austin about his activities and ...
A new report released by Australian conservation groups The Wilderness Society and Still Wild, Still Threatened shows that despite claims to the contrary, Japanese paper manufacturers are the purchasers of wood chips derived from the destruction ...
On January 5, federal environment minister Peter Garrett delayed final approval for the Gunns' Tamar Valley pulp mill
, rejecting three modules of the environmental assessment while approving nine others.
Garrett said that it ...
CATTLE farmer Neil Graham can see the landscape changing around him as his neighbours sell their properties for plantations, unable to compete against the Rudd Government's generous tax concessions for forest
The passing of ...
Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett must give timber giant Gunns the green light for its Tasmania
n pulp mill
without imposing extra environmental protections, the forest
industry says.Mr Garrett is expected to announce on Monday ...
The Federal Government is today expected to announce a decision on whether Gunns' controversial $2 billion northern Tasmania
n pulp mill
will get the go-ahead.
Environment Minister Peter Garrett worked through the weekend to finish the ...
N wood will be exported to Japan for use in wood-fired power plants, says Forest
managing director Bob Gordon.
Speaking at the launch of Forest
's new vision and mission statement yesterday, Mr Gordon said ...
It’s easy to get confused about forest
s and climate change. Deforestation and
forest degradation contribute to around 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions,
second only to the burning of fossil fuels to produce energy. Climate scientists ...
TASMANIA may be on the verge of a multi-billion-dollar onshore oil and gas
US exploration company Empire Energy Corporation yesterday unveiled a $31
million program to drill up to eight test wells at key locations in an ...
n Greens say the timing of a new wood supply contract for the
Bell Bay pulp mill
has agreed to supply the mill
's developer, Gunns, with 1.5
million cubic metres of timber each year, for ...
Environmentalists staged protests outside ANZ Bank branches in Australia and
New Zealand calling on the bank not to fund logging operations in Tasmania
Papua New Guinea.
The Wilderness Society of Tasmania
and New Zealand's ...
Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett faces a tough early test of his
new portfolio powers after a Federal Court decision yesterday to allow logging
in the Wielangta forest
's east coast.
Under federal law, Mr ...
The Liberal government led by John Howard, riding high as Prime Minister for
the past 11 years, suffered a sharp defeat and Howard may have even lost his own
A close ally of U.S. President George W. Bush, Howard has kept ...
On an early summer's morning in northern Tasmania
, the Tamar valley looks
like an Australian slice of Tuscany. There are groves of walnut trees beside
white-barked eucalyptus, a lavender farm, apricot orchards and small fields of ...
THE left-wing rocker and former conservation leader who now supports logging
in old growth forest
s and a pulp mill
claimed he had not betrayed
any of his values.
Labor's environment spokesman Peter Garrett yesterday ...
DEBATE on the $2 billion pulp mill
proposed by Gunns for the pristine Tamar
Valley in Tasmania
has spilled from its emotional localised base to the
mainland, where it has become a federal election issue - at least in the Sydney
seat of ...
Australia’s ruling centre-right coalition on Thursday gave the go-ahead to a
highly controversial Tasmania
n pulp mill
in a move that could influence the
outcome of the country’s imminent federal election.
The proposed A$2bn ...
Australia approved Gunns Ltd.'s A$2 billion ($1.8 billion) pulp mill
Tasmania, after federal Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull set aside
opposition from environmentalists. Gunns stock had the biggest gain in nine
THE GREENS have emerged as the main threat to Environment Minister Malcolm
Turnbull's future, with polling tracking the party's primary vote in his seat of
Wentworth at a massive 20 per cent.
And in the adjoining seat of ...