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Confidential report shows need for Great Forest National Park

Janet Rice 21 Jan 2015

Confidential report shows need for Great Forest National Park

The revelation that putting an end to logging in Victoria’s central highlands would save 3.2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year highlights the need for the Great Forest National Park, according to the Greens.

“This confidential brief to Minister Hunt shows why we need the Great Forest National Park,” said the Australian Greens spokesperson for forests Senator Janet Rice.

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Backflip on land clearing to create forest chaos

Janet Rice 18 Dec 2014

Backflip on land clearing to create forest chaos

The federal government’s about-face on the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement's land clearing controls signals a new level of chaos for forest management, Greens Senator Janet Rice said today.

“Both state and federal Liberal governments have secretly colluded to give the go-ahead for environmental destruction,” said Senator Rice, who is the Greens spokesperson for forests.

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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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