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Greens to move for referendum on pulp mill legislation

The Tasmanian Greens today said that if Premier Lara Giddings follows through on her threat to table further enabling legislation for the Tamar Valley pulp mill, they would have no choice but to move no confidence in her government.

Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said that the Greens also intended to move an amendment to the new doubts removal Bill so that it could not commence unless it received support at a referendum on the legislation, to be held in conjunction with the upcoming election.

"All Tasmanians deserve to have a say on this toxic and divisive legislation, and that's why the Greens will move to give the Tasmanian people the chance to kill it off for once and for all.”

"While Labor and Liberal dance to the tune of a faceless corporation which is only interested in the bottom line, the Greens will stand up to give Tasmanians a chance to create our own future by rejecting this toxic legislation.”

"This is about far more than just a toxic and divisive pulp mill.” 

"It is about whether we want to continue the transformation into a prosperous future based on the things that make Tasmania unique and different to the rest of the world, or whether we want to lock ourselves into ongoing public subsidies of bulk, undifferentiated commodity exports that have held us back so badly in the past," Mr McKim said.