In Resources

Tasmania Shadow Minister for Forestry Peter Gutwein

Sawmill Buyback

Victor P Taffa

All Tasmanians should be disgusted with confirmation today that Labor and the Greens will spend $10 Million to buy out, and shut down, country sawmills right across the state, Shadow Minister for Forestry Peter Gutwein said.

“Taxpayer money should be spent on creating jobs, not paying people to leave them. It is also very concerning that sawmillers who choose to remain in the industry will only be able to access additional timber supply if they purchase it off other sawmillers’ existing quota.”

“In contrast, rather than shrinking and now capping the size of our forest industry, the Liberals’ Plan will support our country sawmillers and give them room to grow by providing resource security.” Mr. Gutwein said.

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