The United Nation's World Heritage Committee has rejected the Australian government's proposal to delist 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian forests. The government had requested that the committee delist the area as a protected site. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been encouraging investments that would boost Tasmania's economy with little regard for the environment...
If you’re hankering after prime time beach views right out your campsite door, Australia delivers these up on a sandy platter. They often come complete with a side serving of native wildlife, surfable waves, hiking opportunities and unlimited views, and are on offer in every state so it’s a case of being spoilt for choice....
Australia's current government proposed the removal as it intends to use the area for logging. The proposal has been submitted to the UNESCO's World Heritage Committee and the decision will be announced around June 15-25 in Doha. ...
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...
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