|Bank of the Pieman River, the edge of the Tarkine|
|The Pieman River|
'Last week, with the stroke of a pen, the federal Minister for the Environment, Tony Burke, consigned the Tarkine to the dustbin. He sent a seismic shock through Australian conservation voters and the Australian Greens. It was the most disastrous announcement for Tasmania's environment since the flooding of Lake Pedder National Park in 1972.'