A Palawa lawyer has hit out at Tasmania’s Labor opposition for not announcing a clear stance on four-wheel-driving in the Tarkine.

The comment comes following an announcement by state Labor leader Rebecca White that they would commit $3m to “greater protection and management” in the area.

Will Hodgeman’s liberal government is pushing for the reopening of the tracks, though Federal Court action launched by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre has halted the plans.

Four-wheel-driving in the region has been a controversial topic as the Tasmanian Government pushes to reopen tracks to the public.

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Spokesperson Michael Mansell says Mr Hodgeman’s stance is hypocritical.


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