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Approval for a devil of an issue in the Tarkine

Crikey December 19, 2012 8 Comments

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

Crikey May 11, 2012

Crikey readers have their say.

Minister’s Tarkine decision a threat to Tassie devil

Crikey May 10, 2012 5 Comments

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?

Noel Turnbull 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

Crikey December 8, 2011 3 Comments

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

Crikey November 21, 2011 2 Comments

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

Crikey November 15, 2011 6 Comments

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

Michael Vaughan March 18, 2011 4 Comments

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.