Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Aussie Garden Icons Clash over Pulp Mill

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Aussie Garden Icons Clash over Pulp Mill

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THE former presenter of ABC-TV's Gardening Australia, Peter Cundall, has gone head-to-head with another Aussie television outdoors icon over the planned Gunns pulp mill in Tasmania.

Mr Cundall, left, said Don Burke, right, would not work for Gunns if the timber company was building a pulp mill in his backyard.

Mr Burke has been employed by Gunns as an environmental adviser for the controversial mill.

Mr Cundall, who lives in the Tamar Valley set down for the mill, told ABC-Radio that people would see the move to hire Mr Burke as a publicity stunt.

"If someone decided to put a giant pulp mill right near where he lives, he'd be alongside me and I alongside him opposing it," he said.

"What they're asking Don to do is to come here to the people of Tasmania from another place and tell us what he thinks should be done, and it won't work.

"I think Gunns are desperate for some kind of friendly publicity, so it's natural they'll attract someone to use who's sympathetic to the mill. …

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