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Federal Parliament

Federal Politicians:
Our Federal politicians can help to ensure that the Tarkine gains national and international recognition and protection through National Heritage Listing and World Heritage listing. Our Federal politicians have protected many of Australia’s great natural icons – the Blue Mountains, the Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu… now it’s time for the Tarkine!!

Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Email:
http://www.pm.gov.au/contact-your-pm

or mail to:
The Hon Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister, Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt

PO BOX 6022 Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600
Ph: (02) 6277 2276, Fax: (02) 6277 8446
Email: Greg.Hunt@aph.gov.au
Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

http://billshorten.com.au/contact

 

Opposition spokesperson for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Mark Butler

PO Box 2038 PORT ADELAIDE SA 5015

Phone: 08 8242 0733 Fax: 08 8242 0744

Email: mark.butler.mp@aph.gov.au
Greens Leader, Christine Milne
Senator Milne has been a passionate advocate for the Tarkine for many years. In the mid-1990s she was arrested in the Tarkine in the efforts to stop the infamous “Road to Nowhere”. Christine continues to champion the Tarkine cause.
GPO Box 896 Hobart, Tas 7001.

Telephone: (03) 6224 8899 , Fax:(03) 6224 7599

Email: senator.milne@aph.gov.au

 

Tassie Members & Senators:
All of Tasmania’s MPs and Senators have an interest in the Tarkine and its future. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with MPs Brett Whiteley (BRADDON – the local member), Julie Collins (FRANKLIN), Eric Hutchinson (LYONS), Andrew Wilkie (DENISON), or Andrew Nikolic (BASS).

Similarly, Tasmanian Senators Steve Parry, Lin Thorp & Richard Colbeck (local Senators), Christine Milne, Peter Whish-Wilson, David Bushby, Helen Polley, Catryna Bilyk, Eric Abetz, Lisa Singh, Anne Urqhart and Carol Brown will want to know what you have to say about the Tarkine’s future. Their contact details, and the contact details of all of Australia’s Federal MPs and Senators, can be found by clicking on www.aph.gov.au and following the links.

A refuge for the Devil

The Tarkine is the home to the last disease free population of the Tasmanian Devil. The Tasmanaian Devil is being pushed to extinction by the fatal Devil Facial Tumour Disease. This disease has been estimated to have killed 80% of the Tasmanian Devil population in the past decade. As such the habitat of the Tarkine is critical to survival of this iconic species in the wild. Threats such as mining, logging and roading place the future of the Devil at risk.

Ten new mines for the Tarkine?

There are now ten new mines proposed for the Tarkine over the next five years, and the campaign to prevent this onslaught of destruction is heating up. Nine of these mines are Pilbara style open cut mines. The first two companies to submit for permits are Venture Minerals for their three proposed tin and iron ore mines at Mt Lindsay, and Shree Minerals for their proposed Nelson Bay River iron ore mine.