'No pulp mill!'


LAUNCESTON — On June 16, 11,000 people joined a rally organised by The Wilderness Society against Gunns' proposed pulp mill in the West Tamar Valley. The crowd gathered at City Park and was addressed by Gardening Australia's Peter Cundall, Geoff Law from TWS and Greens Senate candidate Andrew Wilkie, who condemned the plans to pollute the Tamar's air and water with a kraft-chlorine pulp mill that will feed on Tasmania's old-growth forests. Cundall warned Paul Lennon's state Labor government and Gunns that "this is democracy in action" and "we are never going to stop fighting". Protesters marched to Civic Square chanting "No pulp mill".