Aug 28

Malcolm TurnbullBusinessman Geoffrey Cousins says he hopes voters in the federal Environment Minister’s electorate will take notice of a full-page advertisement tomorrow involving a number of Australian celebrities.

Mr Cousins and a group of other prominent Australians – including former tennis champion John Newcombe, actors Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward, playwright David Williamson and singer Mark Lizotte (Diesel) – have taken out the advertisement to protest against the proposed Gunns pulp mill for northern Tasmania. Read more (ABC News)>>

The Tasmanian Wilderness Society is also offering a cyber-petition against the fast-tracking of the Gunns pulp mill. For more information see the Wilderness Society website.