This six-part podcast, the third season of ABC’s Dig podcast, is a cracking story about the fight 40 years ago to save Tasmania’s last major wild river from being flooded by a dam. It’s a classic David v Goliath story; a bunch of passionate environmentalists go up against the all-powerful Tasmanian government and Hydro Electric Commission.
This story has such resonance in the current climate we find ourselves in today. You can see the story’s legacy in everything from the fight over Adani mines to the existence of the Greens party, and young people’s new tactics in environmental protest actions.
At a time when so many people are looking for hope in the face of climate change, host Jo Lauder has looked back at this battle to find out: in a fight for the environment, what does it take to win?
You can catch all six episodes right here.
Saving the Franklin is also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
Review provided by the Blue Mountains Conservation Society