Topic archives: Tarkine

Approval for a devil of an issue in the Tarkine

December 19, 2012 8

The campaign is well underway to protect the Tarkine's natural and cultural heritage after approval was given this week for the Shree Minerals iron ore mine in western Tasmania. The ANU's Andrew Macintosh writes on the politics and policy.

Abbott’s reverse tariff

May 11, 2012

Crikey readers have their say.

Minister’s Tarkine decision a threat to Tassie devil

May 10, 2012 5

Tony Burke is expected to decide whether two further components of Venture Mineral’s mining plans for the southern Tarkine require formal approval, write Deb Wilkinson and Andrew Macintosh from ANU.

Protests and social media — old wine in new bottles?

January 16, 2012

With the first anniversary of the Egyptian revolution approaching, it is interesting to look back, in the context of some new research, on the widespread belief that social media was a decisive factor in the uprising.

Minister gives thumbs down to Tarkine on National Heritage list

December 8, 2011 3

Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced that he had no intention of using his emergency powers to include the Tarkine on the National Heritage List, write Deb Wilkinson and Andrew Macintosh from ANU.

Minister has two options to ensure Tarkine’s pristine future

November 21, 2011 2

To protect the integrity of the assessment process, and ensure all of project’s relevant impacts are evaluated, minister Burke needs to do two simple things, write Andrew Macintosh and Deb Wilkinson, from ANU's Centre for Climate Law and Policy.

Minister’s delay on heritage listing puts Tarkine at risk with mining

November 15, 2011 6

In the next two weeks, the federal Environment Minister, Tony Burke, will decide whether a major mine in the Tarkine requires approval under federal environment law, write Deb Wilkinson and Andrew Macintosh from the Australian Centre for Environmental Law at the ANU.

Tarkine wilderness area … Heritage Council’s assessment at risk

March 18, 2011 4

Our natural heritage is too important to leave in the hands of politicians and a politicised bureaucracy, write Andrew Macintosh and Deb Wilkinson, from the ANU’s Australian Centre for Environmental Law.