TAP is planning more rallies against the KordaMentha pulp mill.
It's time to deliver the strongest possible message to Will Hodgman, Lara Giddings and KordaMentha that the people are not cowed, not wavering, not beaten, but will fight and fight on to protect their livelihood, their health and their island.
The rally will target the betrayal of democracy and the corruption of due process; the refusal of politicians to represent the interests of the people; and ongoing public subsidies for private gain at the expense of public services.
It will target the infamous Pulp Mill Assessment Act and Section 11. Many serious risks remain unexamined and the rally will show that there is no social licence for the pulp mill and that the people will not tolerate any further federal or state government support for Gunns’ proposal.
TAP relies entirely on public donations to fund its campaign. We do not receive any government funding. Your donation will help make the rally a massive success.
Here are two easy ways to make your donation:
1. Direct deposit
Here are the details you need to make a direct deposit to the Commonwealth Bank.
- Account name – Tasmanians Against Pulp Mill. INC.
- BSB number 067 022
- Account number 1002 2503
We suggest that you add a reference 'Donation for Rally'.
2. Make an online donation Click the Paymate Express icon "Donate now" at top right to make a secure online credit card payment.
Five compelling facts about the planned pulp mill which drive members of the community to protect themselves from the planned pulp mill:
- Siting the world’s fourth-largest kraft pulp mill in a picturesque valley that traps pollution and is home to 100 000 people.
- Government refusal to assess the socio-economic costs including job losses in tourism, wineries, agriculture and fishing, declining property values and damage to health.
- Corrupted government fast-track assessment including paying a foreign pulp mill maker for ‘approval’, and legislating to block taxpayers from seeking damages.
- Government acceptance of spurious reasons for Gunns’ withdrawal from independent assessment when critical deficiencies were due to be exposed.
- The diversion of government funds away from failing essential services (hospitals and schools) to subsidise forestry and the mill (est $250m/year).
TAP is directly helping protect the community and promoting a vision for a better Tasmania by:
- listening to the community’s social, economic and environmental concerns;
- conducting research and making submissions;
- informing the broader community of the issues and risks through public meetings and lectures, rallies, workshops, public opinion polls, flyers, stickers, media releases and petitions;
- briefing and lobbying local, state and federal politicians.
How TAP spends money
- $20 funds printing of 20 rally bumper stickers that will be seen by thousands.
- $50 funds 200 brochures delivered to households by volunteers.
- $100 funds the hosting of this website for 1 year.
- $200 funds one third of the meeting venue hire for informing 600 people.
- $1000 funds one quarter page advertisement in one daily newspaper.
- $2000 funds television advertising
- $50 000 funds a large public rally.
Many thanks for your donation.