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Friends of Leadbeater's Possum has joined with 31 other environment groups today, calling on the Federal government to abolish the Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs). The RFAs are agreements between state and federal governments that lock in access to public forests for logging and exempt the state based logging industries from federal environment laws. The twenty year agreements are set to expire in the coming years, with the East Gippsland RFA being the first agreement to expire in February 2017. We've joined with a coalition of groups calling on the RFAs to be scrapped and not rolled over.