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  • Chinese President to Visit Tasmania

    Posted 13/11/2014 by Geoff Wade

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will be making a short visit to Tasmania following his participation in the G20 meeting in Brisbane and his address to a joint sitting of the Australian Parliament on 17 November. The choice of destination is unusual and certainly not one which dignitaries visiting Australia often consider. So why Tasmania?

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    TAGS: Tasmania, Antarctica, China, Diplomacy

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  • Removing World Heritage by request?

    Posted 5/09/2013 by Kate Loynes
    Last week the Coalition announced that, if elected, it would seek to have the recently approved extension of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area removed. Can a World Heritage Area be delisted by request? Extending the Tasmanian WildernessThe recent extension to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) was approved by the World Heritage Committee in June this year. It adds 172,276 hectares to the northern and eastern boundaries of the Area, increasing the TWWHA by 12 per cent... Read more...

    TAGS: forestry, Tasmania, world heritage

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