BIASED media coverage of natural resource use issues should be fertile ground for the ABC's Media Watch, but despite efforts to draw their attention to this have displayed little or no inclination to cover it in the past. Then again, as some of the … [Read more...] about Time to Investigate ‘Green’ Media Spin: Mark Poynter
A RECENT Australian Government study of 115 key industries found that only the forestry sector was net carbon-positive. Yet, a major Wilderness Society campaign is advocating the closure of Australian timber industries to help mitigate climate … [Read more...] about Saving Australia’s Forests for Carbon: Valid Science or Green Activism?
THE public hysteria surrounding the proposed Tasmanian pulpmill shows that the logging of native forests remains one of Australia’s hottest environmental topics. This is surprising given that sustainable wood production is now permitted within just a … [Read more...] about The Cult of Celebrity and Tasmanian Forestry
A recent paper by economist Dr Judith Ajani of the Australian National University’s Fenner School of Environment and Society, states that: Deforestation and the degradation of native forests account for an estimated 20 per cent of Australia’s annual … [Read more...] about National University fosters Forest Activism based on Ignorance: A Note from Mark Poynter
Only 10 percent of Victoria's native forests are logged. Yet anti-logging campaigners are still unhappy, ramping up a campaign in conjunction with the upcoming state election to have the industry closed down completely. Why anyone would oppose the … [Read more...] about Log a Tree, Sequest Some Carbon: Mark Poynter