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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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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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