Little-known and rarely visited, this tranquil island has become an ideological battleground

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Halls Island, which sits on a lake in Tasmania's Walls of Jerusalem National Park, is at the heart of a new battle for the state's wilderness.

"We want to make sure that the tourism proposals are the very best that they can possibly be, but we also have a strong responsibility and pride in making sure we protect the outstanding universal values of many of our world heritage areas and also our parks and reserves," he said.

"We are providing small-scale operators with the ability and the certainty to deliver exceptional tourism experiences, and to do that they need to know that they have the reliability of being able to access a particular area for a certain period of time."


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'Ideological battlegrounds' are the specialty of . Usually they're leftist/feminist ones, so a tranquil island makes for a slight change.

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