Forestry Industry Has Support Of Opposition

Forestry Industry Has Support Of Opposition

Tasmania Shadow Minister for Forestry Peter Gutwein

Timber Communities Support For Native Forestry Welcomed

Victor P Taffa

The Liberals welcome news that Timber Communities Australia will be holding a rally at Parliament House on 21st June in support of continued native forest harvesting, Shadow Minister for Forestry Peter Gutwein said today.

“The rally is being organised by the Huon Resource Development Group, a member of Timber Communities Australia, and was endorsed in an email newsletter sent last night to TCA members by the head of TCA in Tasmania.”

“This support from Timber Communities Australia is particularly welcome given that TCA is a signatory to the disastrous Statement of Principles which proposes the end of native forest harvesting in Tasmania.” Mr. Gutwein said.

“Everywhere I go people including many grassroots members of Timber Communities Australia tell me that the Green-Labor Statement of Principles plan to end native forestry in madness, and we agree.”

“That is why we have proposed a balanced 13-Point Plan for Forestry which protects and grows jobs, allows for improved environmental outcomes, and importantly, allows for native forest harvesting into perpetuity.” Mr. Gutwein said.