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May 20, 2024 •

Richard Flanagan on Labor's first extinction

If you’ve bought salmon at the supermarket, there’s a strong chance it came from Tasmania. The island state is home to a billion-dollar salmon farming industry and much of it is located at Macquarie Harbour. But the Harbour is also home to a 60-million-year-old creature whose fate appears to be the first Australian species to be wiped off the face of the earth during this federal government.

Today, writer and contributor to The Monthly Richard Flanagan on how corporate greed, political inaction and our demand for supermarket salmon are all choking the Maugean Skate.

Apr 26, 2021 • 17m 11s

Richard Flanagan on Tasmania's toxic secret

The billion dollar Tasmanian salmon industry promotes itself as environmentally friendly, healthy, and good for the state. But when you look a little closer, the environmental and social impacts are alarming. Today, Richard Flanagan, on the real impacts of Tasmania’s salmon farms and the failures in regulation that have allowed them to keep growing.

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1296: Who knew the CFMEU's dirty secrets?