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Barnett’s takayna Destruction Tour with Police Escort

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Tags: takayna / Tarkine, Forests, Mining

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader

Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, is a mining industry shill who apparently needs police protection to visit the takayna/Tarkine. Such courage. 

Cocooned by police while visiting the Venture Minerals and MMG sites, Minister Barnett tried to hide from the takayna defenders. 

He should have at least had the courage to explain why he is supporting rainforest destruction in favour of Chinese State-owned MMG’s toxic waste dam.

Minister Barnett has the power to save the globally significant forests of takayna. He could do it with the stroke of his pen. 

If he wanted to get a full picture, Minister Barnett should have met with the forest defenders, not just the mining giants which are trashing this incredible place. 
We hope he took the chance to look at what might be lost while he was in the takayna/Tarkine, but we won’t hold our breath.