Headlines

Tasmanian News

Court date after unusual protest

moulting-lagoon-and-great-oyster-bay-in-tasmania-australia.jpg

A Tasmanian artist's protest against duck shooting has fallen foul of Tasmania's Parks and Wildlife Service.

Yvette Watt has been charged with not complying with a permit, after the stage used for her 'Duck Lake' protest at the start of the 2016 season was moved onto the water at Moulting Lagoon.

Ms Watt choreographed a ballet that saw six dancers in pink tutus and hard hats dancing to music from 'Swan Lake'.

Animals Tasmania spokesman Chris Simcox claims the legal proceeding is a waste of resources.

"I am truly stunned that the department who should be protecting our native wildlife is using their limited resources to pursue legal charges over this peaceful performance.

"To take up the time of the authorities and Parks and Wildlife staff over such a minor matter is just crazy, especially when they cannot properly police the annual slaughter of native ducks," Mr Simcox said.

The case will be heard in April.

You May Also Like

Tennis champion entitled to boycott Qantas over same-sex marriage views Tennis champion entitled to boycott Qantas over same-sex marriage views
Image: Margaret Court in 1964 - By Koch, Eric / Anefo - [1] Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANEFO...
EXCLUSIVE: Launceston Deputy Mayor summonsed to appear in court EXCLUSIVE: Launceston Deputy Mayor summonsed to appear in court
Social media posts published yesterday evening claiming Launceston Deputy Mayor Rob Soward is facing harrassment charges, has this morning been...
BOM update: Big wet on the way BOM update: Big wet on the way
If you were planning on doing your washing, or spending some time in the garden this weekend, you might want to make other plans. The Bureau of...
WATCH: Media silent as Erdogan thugs beat up Kurdish protesters in Washington, D.C. WATCH: Media silent as Erdogan thugs beat up Kurdish protesters in Washington, D.C.
Following a visit from Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to U.S president Donald Trump, in Washington, D.C yesterday, some 'unbelieveable'...

Where to Listen

lafm logo47sd logo4