Australian hypocrisy over mining in Indonesian forests

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Subject: Australian hypocrisy over mining in Indonesian forests
From: Tom Tarrant <>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 14:45:51 +1000
Hi All,

I'm not sure if you are aware but Australian Mining Companies, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Newcrest (assisted by the Australian government) are currently lobbying the Indonesian government for the opportunity to open up national parks for mining on Sulawesi and other islands. This was reported earlier today on the 'Morning Show' on the ABC's Triplej radio station. I'm sure most birders will be opposed to this, please take a look at:

Please visit

and make your own judgement.
There is a webpage with a letter to the Indonesian Minister of Forestry on


Tom & Marie Tarrant
Samsonvale, Queensland 4520

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