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The government has fallen in line with industry spin on Regional Forest Agreements

Janet Rice 13 Sep 2016

I also rise to speak to the motion that the Senate take note of the Australian and Tasmanian Government Response to the Review of the Implementation of the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement for the Period 2007-2012. We have had regional forest agreements for almost 20 years. The very first of them, the East Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement, is due to expire in February next year. This Tasmanian one is due to expire soon after, later next year.

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Greens condemn Government’s response to Tasmanian RFA Review

Janet Rice 12 Sep 2016

The Government’s response to the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement is an endorsement of the industry’s unsustainability and unviability, the Greens say.

“This weasel-worded response completely ignores the fact that native forest logging is an industry stuck in the 19th and 20th Centuries at the behest of vested interests,” said Senator Janet Rice, forest spokesperson for the Australian Greens.

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Landmark report shows need to modernise logging industry

Adam Bandt 13 May 2016

Landmark report shows need to modernise logging industry

In light of a landmark report by the NSW National Parks Association on the failure of the Regional Forests Agreements, the Australian Greens say the time has come to transition the logging industry out of native forests, to 100% plantation-based wood products.

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RFA Review Response Locks in Native Forest Destruction

Janet Rice 7 May 2016

RFA Review Response Locks in Native Forest Destruction

 

The Tasmanian and Commonwealth governments’ response to the Review of the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) is a clear indication of the Abbott-Turnbull government's wilful blindness to the ongoing destruction of our native forests, say the Australian Greens.

 

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