Gunns and the Tasmanian Government should now release all correspondence on the Pulp Mill.
Time to put up or shut up.
If Gunns is such a transparent company and the Tasmanian government reckon the pulp mill has been through such a rigorous assessment then let them do the following.
1. Gunns make publically available all correspondence between itself and consultants involved in formulating its Pulp Mill IIS.
2 Let Gunns and the Tasmanian Government including DPAC, ministers and government departments release all correspondence on the pulp mill that was circulated between these parties, particularly up until the end of 2008.
3. All correspondence on the pulp mill between Gunns, the Tas Govt. and the RPDC made publically available.
That would be a start.
I believe that if this correspondence was made publically available it would be a horror story of shortcutting, deceiving the public, secret deals, abuse of process, pressurising and would show how public and environmental health has been compromised to suit Gunns needs. It would also show that the Tamar Valley is environmentally unsuitable with the precautionary principle being turned upside down and the the pulp mill site selected for economic reasons only. Environmental arguments and permits have been fitted up thereafter to ensure that potential financiers have certainty with public and environmental health a secondary consideration