Good news.

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has summarily dismissed the Abbott government’s bid to wind back protection of Tasmanian forests.
The committee meeting in Doha took just seven minutes to consider the bid, which member nation Portugal called “feeble”, and setting an unacceptable precedent for the future.
No country spoke in favour of the bid to de-list 74,00 hectares of old-growth forest, which official cultural and natural values advisers told the meeting would weaken the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/unesco-rejects-feeble-abbott-government-bid-to-wind-back-protection-of-tasmanian-forests-20140624-zsjhz.html#ixzz35VZ8mCEm

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