The Bob Brown Foundation is organising rallies to call for a national ban on native forest logging, and to get you fired up, Patagonia is hosting free screenings of ‘The Giants’.


The issue of native forest logging is having a bit of a moment. Earlier this year, the Victorian Government brought forward the end date of native logging in the state from 2030 to 2024, and Western Australia will stop the chop at the same time.

But what about the rest of Australia? The logging of native forests is continuing to happen around the country – from takanya / the Tarkine Forest in Tasmania to Newry State Forest in NSW, native forests and the fauna that calls them home are under threat.


Photo courtesy of Bob Brown Foundation


To fight the issue, The Bob Brown Foundation is organising a swathe of nationwide rallies calling on the federal government and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to put a stop to native logging across the country.

‘It is time for us, the public, to insist that the government responds to the voters who, with increasing urgency in this age of extinction and bushfires, are demanding action to save what is left of our forests and wildlife,’ said Bob Brown.

‘Like whaling in 1978, logging of native forests should be brought to an end in 2023.’

To get you fired up and ready to rally, Patagonia is hosting a bunch of free screenings of ‘The Giants’ the biographical film about Bob Brown and the conservation movement he ignited in Australia (and continues to fan the flames of!).

‘There’s a lot of momentum and it’s such an important time for our communities to band together,’ added Shannon Bourke, Environmental and Social Initiatives Manager at Patagonia Australia.

‘We all need to do our bit to ensure Australia’s native forests stand tall and unharmed, particularly as they are vital in fighting the climate and biodiversity crises.’

When are the film screenings? 

Patagonia Melbourne – Wednesday, 9th August, 6:30pm

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Patagonia Torquay – Friday, 11th August, 6:30pm

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Patagonia Burleigh Heads – Thursday, 17th August, 6:30pm

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When are the rallies? 


Coffs Harbour – Friday, 11th August, 10am

Bega – Friday, 11th August, 11am

Ulladulla – Saturday, 12th August, 11am

Albury – Saturday, 12th August, 11am

Lismore – Saturday, 12th August, 12pm

Sydney – Saturday, 12th August, 1pm

Armidale – Sunday, 13th August, 11am

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Melbourne – Saturday, 12th August, 11am

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Perth – Saturday, 12th August, 11am

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Adelaide – Saturday, 12th August, 11:15am

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Canberra – Saturday, 12th August, 12am

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Brisbane – Saturday, 19th August, 9am

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Patagonia will be live streaming the Brisbane rally, including an address from Dr Bob Brown and campaigner Sarah Rees, for anyone who can’t make it in person! Jump onto Patagonia’s Roaring Journals page to check it out.



Hobart – Saturday, 12th August, 11am

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Feature photo by Rob Blakers