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Australia must speak up on illegal logging of PNG rainforests

Janet Rice 11 Nov 2014

Australia must speak up on illegal logging of PNG rainforests

The Greens have called on the Abbott government to acknowledge the destruction of rainforests in Papua New Guinea ahead of the Asia Pacific Rainforest Conference in Sydney.

“As a major beneficiary of the proceeds of illegal logging in Papua New Guinea, Australia has a responsibility to assist the PNG government to clean up this trade,” said the Greens spokesperson for Forests Senator Janet Rice.

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Greens condemn Direct Action's taxpayer-funded forest furnaces

Greens condemn Direct Action's taxpayer-funded forest furnaces

The Greens have condemned the government’s sanctioning of burning native forests for energy in their Direct Action program, with big business lining up to take advantage of taxpayer-funded handouts.

“Direct Action is a rort for big business, brought to you by Tony Abbott and Clive Palmer,” said the Australian Greens spokesperson for Forests Senator Janet Rice.

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