Image for Brown tackles Ta Ann

After a zero-coverage press conference by Ta Ann critic, British journalist Clare Rewcastle, in Hobart this week, today’s Mercury has a lead letter from Ta Ann attacking Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown.

A public forum for Ms Rewcastle at Salamanca Inn last night was filmed throughout by two Ta Ann employees.

“My images of an indigenous man sidelined by a log truck in Sarawak and of an Orangutan are every bit as illustrative of this giant logging company’s impacts as generic images used every day in Tasmania’s forest debate,” Senator Brown said.

“Ta Ann is a company which has benefitted from political cronyism and the destruction of Indigenous people’s rainforests in Sarawak. 

“Does the company deny either assertion? 

“Now it is set to become the chief force destroying Tasmania’s wild forests.  It deserves much closer scrutiny,” Senator Brown said.

Ms Rewcastle will speak at a forum tonight in Launceston.