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Greens Senators in South East NSW – plan to step up call to end logging of native forests

Lee Rhiannon 7 Oct 2015

MEDIA RELEASE 7 October 2015

Following a three day visit to NSW’s South East forests Greens Senators Lee Rhiannon and Janet Rice have said that the trip was a great success with considerable evidence gathered on why ending logging of native forests should be a key focus in the coming federal election.

“The evidence is overwhelming that it is time to end the logging of our native forests and we will be working hard to inject this as a key issue in the coming federal election campaign,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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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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