The Tarkine is an amazing wilderness area containing majestic ancient rainforest, outstanding Aboriginal heritage and crucial habitat for over 60 rare, threatened and endangered species – including the last remaining disease free strongholds for the Tasmanian devil.
But right now the Tarkine is under unprecedented threat from proposed Pilbara-style open cut mining. Despite months of attempts to secure negotiations on an compromise options, have been blocked by a Tasmanian Government unwilling to give any ground and the Tasmanian Minerals Council refusing to participate. And to add to this, the Commonwealth Government has removed national Heritage protections and handed the assessment process to the Tasmanian Government – who arguably have the worst record on compromising environmental assessments in the nation.
Unfortunately that leaves us nowhere to go but to launch a major public action campaign.
Fortunately, we know Australia is ready to stand loudly and strongly for the Tarkine.
We expect the first mine permits to be granted this summer, and so over the next few months we will be building the campaign momentum ready for an expected public action campaign reminicent of the Franklin River campaign.
We need you to join our list of brave Australians willing to stand up for the Tarkine. By clicking the link below you’ll be prompted to add your email contact to our list of supporters. We will use this list to keep you informed about the campaign, and what you can do to help. But as an added extra, when you click submit, a message will be sent to Minister Tony Burke’s email and twitter to tell him that you have made the pledge to stand up for the Tarkine.