Thirty opinion polls relating to Gunns proposed pulp mill have been conducted between October 2005 and the present. Twenty three polls directly measure the level of support and opposition and are summarised in the table below. Overall, more than twice as many oppose Gunns’ proposed pulp mill as support it. For the details of each poll carried out during a particular period, click on the month/year list below.
When 1pm Wednesday 19 December
Where George Town Council offices, 16 Anne St George Town.
The agenda includes the motions passed at the 27 November pulp mill public meeting and also details of the pulp mill elector poll. Unlike the 11 December council AGM, public questions period will be limited to thirty minutes.
It appears that Gunns will address the George Town Council in a closed meeting of the council the day before, on Tuesday 18 December.
At the time of the Nov 07 federal election the Voters Block listed 15000 voters who pledged not to support any political candidate who favoured the pulp mill. Both Labor and Liberal parties supported the pulp mill whilst the Greens and several independents were strongly opposed.
Federal election results for Tasmania
In the Senate, the Greens vote reached the Senate quota barrier of 14.2% for the first time and may reach 18% or more than 50,000 as counting continues.
TAP is a non-party political movement. Voters who have added their names to the Voters Block have pledged not to vote for a local, state or federal candidates who support Gunns proposed pulp mill in the Tamar valley. The Voters Block has over 23 700 names and has surpassed the original target of 22 000. The number is growing daily and the new target is 28 000. Send an email to email@example.com for further information about the Voters Block.