Pulp mill protesters mark anniversary


One year has passed since Gunns Ltd pulled their Tamar Valley pulp mill project out of the independent assessment process, claiming the process was taking too long. On March 14 this anniversary was marked by 300 protesters, who met outside Gunns' head office in Launceston. The rally was addressed by Dr Warwick Raverty, a scientist who was on the assessment panel for the pulp mill but resigned because of government interference. He encouraged the crowd to keep campaigning against the pulp mill, explaining: "It's not just a giant pulp mill in the Tamar. It's global warming, it's climate change, it's water shortages, it's the giant challenge of developing ways of living that are really sustainable and helping those less fortunate than ourselves."