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Tasmanian Mining

People are asking why call this site We Love Tasmania? All Tasmanian's love their state with a passion, many Tasmanian's have for many reasons moved away to work and or live, these people always have a longing to return to their home state, with most returning for holidays and to visit family and always tell their families that they will return to the state they love. Tasmanian's that have stayed do not worry about the lower annual earnings that Tasmanian's receive but they DO worry about their state and their environment, with a large majority recognising that we have a responsibility the protect our present environment, but Tasmanian's also recognise that our state must also be able to provide an income to support our lifestyle. All Tasmanian mining developments that want to establish within our environment must have both state and federal government's approvals. These approvals will entail some strict operating regulations with an important regulation to include rehabilitation plans that must be updated periodical for when the mining is completed.

All, including present mining companies in Tasmania have very strict government environmental regulations with most companies like Savage River Mines achieving better then the regulations ask of them.

The Tasmanian economy relies on the revenues from the small mining communities we have in our state.

New Tasmanian Mining Economic Survey New figures have been released about the financial reach of the Tasmanian minerals sector in the Tasmanian economy. The aggregated data survey was undertaken by Metaira Pty Ltd at Burnie on behalf of the Tasmanian Minerals Council and was released publicly in June 2012. The survey looks at Tasmania's mines and mineral processing plants and gathers data on a range of key economic indicators. For example, it shows the businesses spent $800 million on goods and services in Tasmania in 2010-11, which is up seven per cent on the previous year as the economy continues the slow climb away from the Global Financial Crisis.

The number of direct employees remained relatively static, but there was a sharp rise in the number of people working full-time as contractors at the mines and smelters - up by nearly one-fifth.

The gross annual payroll was $240 million but for some the 2010-11 year was tough going. While eight of the enterprises were in profit, two were marginal.

Capital expenditure in 2010-11 was up by one-third, but the enterprises expected this to rise again by 150 per cent in the 2011-12 financial year. The capital spending (major works at the enterprises) is particularly important to the people who supply goods and services to the mines and smelters at it has a big call on smaller enterprises for goods and expertise.

The full survey, and the trend series, is here - 2011 Survey for WEB and ANNUAL REPORT

Mining Rehabilitation Images

To prove that mining rehabilitation has work on many past and existing Tasmanian mine sites we have collected some photos of some projects, put the your mouse over the photo and see the difference.

These images tell the story of how mine rehabilitation has worked over the past years. If you visit the same sites today you will see an even more revised site that is hard to see that there was a mine site there.


The Truth About the Tarkine

Known to the local people as the Arthur Pieman Area, The Name Tarkine was given to the area by the greens within the Heritage Council some years ago when they started their campaign to turn the Arthur Pieman area plus other large areas around the perimeter that they have added.

There are areas within the Arthur Pieman that have been extensively mined for the large variety of minerals within some small areas. >> READ MORE HERE



Development Rallies.

The Rallies were conducted by the Paul Howes and the Australians Workers Union (AWU), Northern Group Give it Back and Northwest Group Unlock Tasmania. Allow Mining within the newly named Tarkine area of the far North West Coast of Tasmania,








The Truth About Fly In/Fly Out

Most people think that the people that fly in fly out is a great life, ask the men and women that are forced to travel up to vast distances and you get a different story, for three week out of four you work 12 hours a day then eat bulk prepared food and sleep in a 3metre by 3metre room the rest of the time.

Then for the two days that you are travelling you are sitting at the airport or in a cramped position in a aircraft seat.





Tasmanian Devil Tumor

This story is from Brett Chatwin a Tasmanian and keen fisherman, as you know you meet the most interesting people while fishing and Brett did some months ago, you will find it interesting and some of these newspapers that only seem to look at the green's news releases. This article makes an interesting read in light of TNC recent claims on the tassie devils in the Tarkine.


Tasmanian Protesters

Magistrates Hand Out Light Sentences

In the past all Tasmanian magistrates have been far to lenient with protesters in Tasmania, and the public are getting very sick of these people breaking the law and getting away with no or very light penalties..>> READ MORE HERE