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Abetz's outburst in Senate hits Tasmania.



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Senator Bob Brown Senator for Tasmania

Abetz's outburst in Senate hits Tasmania

Senator Brown, 27th February 2006

In a Senate outburst today, Federal Minister for Forestry, Fisheries and Conservation, Eric Abetz, claimed that Tasmania's Labor government 'bankrolled the Greens over Recherche Bay'.

He was answering a Dorothy Dixer question from Tasmanian Liberal Senator Parry.

"It is rare to hear a Federal Minister, let alone a Tasmanian Senator, badmouthing such a great outcome for Tasmania as Recherche Bay, especially as his claim is completely untrue," Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.

"Senator Abetz is giving a negative and very nasty spin across the nation to a particularly positive turn of events in our home state. Clearly the state Liberals are involved. Our state deserves much better from the Tasmanian Liberals," Senator Brown said.

"The outburst will not go down well with the Liberal team in Franklin, which includes Recherche Bay," Senator Brown said.

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