Tasmania Opposition Leader Will Hodgman
Libs Welcome Tarkine Decision
Victor P Taffa
We welcome the decision by Federal Minister for Environment Tony Burke to reject locking up the Tarkine.
This is the right decision for Tasmania, and for Tasmanian jobs. The Liberals have been fighting for this outcome for years, Opposition Leader Will Hodgman said.
“Tasmania already has balance. Nearly half of the State is already locked up forever, and we say enough is enough. Tony Burke said he made this decision to protect mining jobs, a position we strongly endorse.”
“The fact is, forestry jobs are just as important as mining jobs, and it’s time Labor stood up to the Greens and ripped up the job destroying forest deal, just like they’ve ripped up the Greens’ claim over the Tarkine.” Mr. Hodgman said.