Oz has too much protected forest, PM says writes Asia Sentinel. Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott set the cat among the pigeons — or the chainsaw among the trees – on March 4 when, speaking at a forestry industry dinner, he said Australia had “too much” protected forest. Abbott called foresters the “ultimate conservationists” and...
Tasmania awaits the homecoming of Colin Russell, 59, one of the 30 Arctic activists detained and freed by Russian authorities. The Russian Parliament passed amnesty laws before Christmas absolving a range of minor felons, including 30 Greenpeace activists known as the Arctic 30. As New Year draws near, the immigration department also ordered the issue of exit visas so that former detainees can go home. Twenty-eight Greenpeace protestors...
The Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, previously known as the Faculty of Business at the University of Tasmania, is becoming one of Australia’s top business schools. Providing world-class teaching, learning and research, it offers flexible undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, preparing its students for the workplace with exclusive internship opportunities. The Tasmanian School of Business...
Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings went ahead with her overseas trip aimed at forging ties with Asian leaders and to promote Tasmanian businesses amid raging protests from environmental groups in Hobart. Giddings, accompanied by a 60-man delegate embarked on a 2-week trade mission to Asia (Sept. 1 -14) to secure markets for Tasmanian forest products. Her itinerary includes major markets in...
Conservation groups who fought for the protection of old-growth forests around the Tasmanian Wilderness have a reason to celebrate: The UN World Heritage Committee officially approved the extension of the state’s forest into its World Heritage List. This means 170,000 hectares of forests are added into the highly protected area. The decision was passed in a meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia June...
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