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  • Photographs reveal forestry operations inside the TWWHA extension area

    The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Scam

    Opinion piece by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck. The Tasmanian community has been deceived into believing the extension to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) is pristine, untouched wilderness that has never been subject to...

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  • World Heritage mockery - photographs

    Inside TWWHA at Great Western Tiers, showing regenerated forest - Photograph by Senator Richard Colbeck

    These photographs and aerial maps of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area extension reveal it is riddled with recently harvested forestry coupes, forestry access roads, quarries and high voltage power lines. Closer inspection shows extensive areas of regrowth forests with clear...

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  • Map of TWWHA minor boundary modification

    Following a review of the 2013 extension to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA)�the Australian Government is seeking a minor boundary modification that will remove areas from the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area that the Government considers detract from...

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  • Tasmanian Jobs Programme starts six months early

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    Tasmanian employers will receive incentive payments to hire job seekers under the Liberals’ plan to kick-start the state’s employment market. The payments will be available six months early, from January 1. Employers are encouraged to take full advantage of this...

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  • Woolworths Invests $16.5 million in Simplot

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    October 18, 2013 Senator Richard Colbeck today welcomed Woolworth's $16.5 million investment in Simplot. Woolworths announced it would invest $16.5 million in Simplot to source 100 per cent of its Select frozen vegetables from Australia by May 2014. Senator Colbeck said...

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  • Not a peace deal - it's a death sentence

    The volume projections which underpin the IGA clearly show native forest volumes dropping to unsustainable levels by 2030.

    This graph offers conclusive proof Tasmania’s forestry IGA is not a peace deal – it’s a death sentence. These graphs are from the Independent Verification Group’s work which formed the basis  of the IGA. In other words, they are the Government...

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  • New forum to focus on rural and regional issues

    Party federal regional and rural committee chair Brian Mayfield, along with Senators Chris Back and Richard Colbeck, at the recent Devonport conference.

    The Liberal Party will establish a forum in which common regional and rural issues will be driven by a unified voice, across State and Federal tiers. The concept of establishing such a Forum came from the Liberal Party’s Federal Regional and...

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