Today, the Bob Brown Foundation has joined a myriad of community groups in boycotting the submissions and feedback process for the government’s abysmal 10-year salmon plan.
The decision follows the publication of the latest draft salmon industry plan that ignores hundreds of public submissions expressing concern about salmon industry expansion and its impact on waterways, marine life, and coastal communities.
In a recent community briefing about the 10-year salmon plan, not one person’s questions or concerns were answered, nor were any of their environmental concerns addressed in the plan.
“ The 10-year plan amounts to one thing and one thing only, and that’s the relentless expansion of this destructive industry, who has the Premier and the Tasmanian government in their pocket,” said Alistair Allan, Bob Brown Foundation.
“Community groups have written submissions and expressed concerns until they are blue in the face, yet they cannot see even a hint of their input in the plan”
“This is what happens when giant international companies rule the roost. Ordinary Tasmanians have been abandoned by their government and have lost all faith in the democratic process”
“We are calling on Jeremy Rockliff to meet with us face-to-face to discuss our concerns. We request the same audience with him that the salmon companies were afforded at a recent political fundraiser where the Premier is on record supporting them.”