This is the article in the North East Advertiser mentioned the landowner as tabled in Parliament:
The explanation for the damage given to some of our members by Sustainable Timber Tasmania included the information that this landowner was on hand personally to oversee and direct the contractor to cause this damage. Seems a bit odd for him to complain of environmental damage in the river.
Also remember that, contrary to what both the landowner and the Greens are saying, it is YOUR RIGHT to fossick elsewhere in the area, if you hold a prospecting licence.
I’m pretty new to this, so new in fact that I haven’t actually made a trip out anywhere yet. I was hoping to make a trip up around there as my first outing. Reading what’s going on there, it is a bit concerning. I think some sort of formal reply is well warranted given that the greens are now involved. Just my 2c worth.
That fruitcake must be MS Sandra Healey’s other half. I’ll be heading down there this summer to exercise my rights. Sounds like the MRT have been down there and everyone is playing by the rules so it’s just the ramblings of a nutter that somehow got airtime in parliament thanks to a gullible member.
I hear there are various processes in motion already and I agree with Ron about staying out of it. My main concern was the fact that the Greens refer to ‘illegal fossicking’ multiple times in their address to Parliament, and this has gone unchallenged by both MRT and the Minister.
This is despite the fact that there is nothing illegal about it. Anyone with a prospecting licence can head down along the river and prospect legally. Not that I’d recommend it given what’s going on.