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Liberals must accept UN’s rejection of Tasmanian World Heritage Area plans

Janet Rice 2 Jul 2015

Liberals must accept UN’s rejection of Tasmanian World Heritage Area plans

The Greens have welcomed the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s rejection of plans for the Tasmanian World Heritage Area.

“Like the World Heritage Committee, we know that no amount of mining or logging is ever good for our ancient native forests,” said the Australian Greens spokesperson for forests Senator Janet Rice.

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Liberal and Labor parties gang up to gut Renewable Energy Target and burn native forests

The Liberal and Labor parties have ganged up to gut the Renewable Energy Target and allow native forest burning under that target in the Senate tonight.

Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, said the government had also done a deal with the anti-wind crossbenchers to attack the wind industry.

"Ganging up with Labor to slash the Renewable Energy Target and allow it to burn native forests just wasn't enough for Tony Abbott.

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Zoos Victoria spot on with letter to VicForests

Zoos Victoria spot on with letter to VicForests

The Greens have applauded Zoos Victoria’s stand on destructive logging in Victoria’s Central Highlands, backing their position that the best way to ensure the survival of critically endangered species is the creation of the Great Forest National Park.

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Estimates: Regional Forest Agreements

Janet Rice 26 May 2015

Senator RICE: I would like to talk about regional forest agreements and, in particular, start with the review process for the regional forest agreements. Firstly, can you provide details about the progress of the 15-year review for the Victorian RFAs?

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Estimates: Threatened Species Commissioner

Janet Rice 26 May 2015

Senator RICE: My questions are also largely for the Threatened Species Commissioner. I will start with some questions about Leadbeater's possum, which, as we know, has had its status reclassified to 'critically endangered'. Last year the Victorian government released two reports prepared by the Leadbeater's Possum Advisory Group—a recommendations report and a technical report. A Bayesian network model, I am told, was used to quantify the benefits of the various combinations of proposed actions. Do you know the reports I am referring to?

Mr Andrews: Yes, I am aware of them.

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