Conflict between Wilderness Society and Australian Paper hits cyberspace

by Staff Writer Feb 8, 2011 http://www.proprint.com.au/News/247385,conflict-between-wilderness-society-and-australian-paper-hits-cyberspace.aspx The strained relationship between Australian Paper and The Wilderness Society reached a new low as conflict over paid-for links on Google took the disagreement to cyberspace. According to the Wilderness Society, the two parties have been in discussion for the past five years over Australian Paper's forestry practices, but talks have broken down recently. The Wildnerness Society had bought a sponsored link on Google for the ...

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Minister challenges logging advice

Adam Morton January 24, 2011 http://www.theage.com.au/environment/conservation/minister-challenges-logging-advice-20110123-1a17y.html VICTORIA'S new forestry minister has challenged scientific warnings that the timber industry is putting endangered species at risk of extinction, arguing that only a fraction of the state's forest habitat is logged. Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh, whose portfolio includes responsibility for state forests, denied claims the forest industry was in crisis, but said it was ailing, after years of gradual cuts to timber allocation from state ...

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State-owned VicForests logging firm ‘non-viable’

Ben Butler - January 3, 2011 http://www.theage.com.au/business/stateowned-vicforests-logging-firm-nonviable-20110102-19d0k.html TAXPAYERS have been forced to fund a multimillion-dollar bailout of VicForests, with severe financial pressure putting the future of the government-owned company that logs state forests under a cloud. VicForests' operations are now being reviewed by the new Liberal-National coalition government, which says it will explore ''all management options'' for the Victorian native timber industry. Set up by the former Labor government six years ago, ...

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