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Threat to National Parks

Nick Mckim

Nick Mckim  -  Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Tags: National Parks, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tourism

The Tasmanian Greens have laughed off suggestions from Tourism Industry Council Tasmania CEO Luke Martin that the Greens should trust Liberal Ministers to protect the natural and cultural values of Tasmania's National Parks and World Heritage Area.

"We thank Mr Martin for taking a break from spruiking a cable car up kunanyi/Mt Wellington, but history has shown that the Greens were right to champion our protected areas as a key foundation for the tourism sector," Greens Parks spokesperson, Nick McKim MP said.

"And history will show that we are right not to trust the Liberals as stewards of our National Parks and World Heritage Areas, particularly given their recent attempt to reduce the size of our World Heritage Area."