Aboriginal group feels 'betrayed' by 4WD track decision

PRESSURE in on the Federal Government to intervene in a decision to reopen 4WD tracks in a key Tasmanian national park.

Aboriginal and conservation groups are outraged at the Tasmanian Government's decision to let driving enthusiasts onto 90 kilometres of tracks in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area by Christmas. Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre state secretary Trudy Maluga said her community felt betrayed.

"We do feel betrayed, very saddened and very disgusted because at the end of the day our heritage can't be rebuilt," she told the ABC.

Save the Tarkine spokesman Scott Jordan urged Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt to intervene. "Save the Tarkine will stand with the Palawa people in defending these sites," he told reporters.

- APN NEWSDESK



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