january memories / 30

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

30th January, 1982 : The decision by the Tasmanian Labor Government to dam the Franklin River, in the south-west of the State, looks likely to intensify what has already been a bitter struggle. Conservationists

Brown Bob

have fought doggedly against the Hydro-Eletric Commission dam project in the delicate and rare wilderness country of the south-west, and said today that they would take their fight to Canberra. Tasmania needs money or permission to borrow from the Loans Council before it can proceed with the bilion dollar project and the Federal Government is coming under growing pressure to intervene on the issue.

About Avadoro Worden

Iconoclast
This entry was posted in Australia, History, Labour Party and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>