3 results for month: 11/2010


Chipping away

Royce Millar and Adam Morton - November 22, 2010 http://www.theage.com.au/national/chipping-away-20101121-182ku.html BOB Brown could have scripted John Brumby's passionate address to an adoring anti-logging rally in Treasury Gardens in 1995. ''An end to native forest woodchips, the protection of our high-conservation value forest areas and an industry which is based in the future on plantations. That's what we want.'' Standing on stage with a head-banded hippie, Brumby, then Victoria's opposition leader, slammed the ''bizarre'' policy that allowed state-owned native trees to be sold for peanuts, chipped, shipped to Japan and sent back as expensive ...

VicForests faces the axe

Leslie White |  November 17, 2010 http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/article/2010/11/17/261211_politics-news.html A RE-ELECTED Labor Government in Victoria would scrap government native forest logging agency VicForests. A new agency which would consider "water, carbon and other forest values" and logging issues would be created instead. Premier John Brumby also pledged $1 million for Tasmanian-style round-table discussions on the future of the industry, however government would not participate despite being responsible for almost all native forest logging in Victoria. Victorian Association of Forest Industries chief executive Philip Dalidakis ...

Coalition’s forest vow slammed

Adam Morton - November 3, 2010 http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/state-election-2010/coalitions-forest-vow-slammed-20101102-17ceg.html ENVIRONMENT groups have attacked the opposition's forestry policy, accusing it of planning to intensify logging to a rate that could turn Central Highlands native forests into plantations. The Coalition says it will guarantee the forestry industry's long-term future by promising current levels of native forest logging could continue. It would also review the frequency at which forests of fast-growing native species are logged. The Wilderness Society and Australian Conservation Foundation said the Coalition's policy ...