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Greens back International Day of Action to defend Amazon forests

Lee Rhiannon 22 Aug 2011

Greens NSW Senator and forests spokesperson Lee Rhiannon has put her support behind today's international day of action for the Amazon calling on the Brazilian government to halt the Belo Monte dam and protect the human rights of Amazonian peoples.

"The Greens are pleased to join today's global call to protect the Amazon and its peoples from a wave of deforestation and dam projects", said Senator Rhiannon.

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Harvey Norman furniture no friend of Australian native forests

Greens Senator and forests spokesperson Lee Rhiannon has called on Australian consumers to contact retailer Harvey Norman to protest the sale of furniture using native timbers, following the release today of an investigative report  showing  Australian timber is being sent to China, made into furniture then sold at big furniture retail outlets across the nation.

“Consumers have enormous muscle. They can help convince big retailers like Harvey Norman to stop selling furniture from Australian native forests,” Ms Rhiannon said.

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