More divisive politics from the Tasmanian Liberals Sat 8 September 2012 Bryan Green Deputy Premier The Deputy Premier, Bryan Green, today dismissed the Liberal Party's latest stunt, trying to link the campaign supporting mining in the Tarkine to the Tasmanian Forests Agreement. "This is just more divisive politics from Peter Gutwein and the Tasmanian Liberals," Mr Green said. "What the Liberals have clearly demonstrated again today is that they're a party more interested in generating fear and uncertainty than working towards real solutions. "We know that the forest industry has been hit hard by the high Australian dollar and is battling tough market conditions but rather than adopting the Liberal Party's head in the sand approach to the issue, the Government is working hard to ensure a strong and sustainable forestry industry into the future through the Tasmanian Forests Agreement. Mining is a key industry for Tasmania's economic prosperity and the Government will continue to proactively seek investment to promote wealth generating opportunities for our State. "We also want to see mining in Tarkine, which is why we are continuing to oppose a blanket National Heritage listing for the region." Mr Green said the Tasmanian Government is proud of the State's resource industries and we are not interested in cheap political headlines like Mr Gutwein. "The Liberals continue to exploit peoples' fear without offering any sensible solutions" he said. "However, Tasmanians can be assured we will continue to support jobs in the forest industry and in the mining sector."