News & Current Affairs
09 April 2014
Tasmanian forests set for logging as Liberals push ahead with repeal
The Hobart government says logging will revive 'jobs and communities'
State government unveils plan to tear up historic deal between industry and greens protecting 400,000 hectares of forest.
"We opposed the forest deal because it was based on politics not science, which destroyed jobs and regional communities, and which locked away forever future productive forest,"
he said on Tuesday.
"This had the effect of denying future generations of Tasmanians the use of this productive and renewable resource, simply because of the politics and short-term market conditions of the day."
The government's planned changes also include that no further reservations of forest be made without a two-thirds majority support of both houses of the state parliament.
"If you voted Liberal thinking it would provide stability and certainty to the forest industry, you will be let down,"