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?
IN the south east of Tasmania, there was once a thriving timber town known as Wielangata. In its heyday it had a general store, bakery, blacksmiths’ shops, school and of course several saw mills. Wielangta was ravaged by bushfires in the 1920s and … [Read more...] about The Already Bankrupt Brown Green
ASK a forest worker from Tasmania, a commercial fisherman from South Australia, a sugarcane grower from Queensland or a cattle producer from New South Wales what they think of Greens and a common complaint will be that “Greens tell … [Read more...] about Defining the Greens (Part 11)
VicForests estimates that $600 million of timber and economic activity related to its harvesting was lost. Read more here. … [Read more...] about Timber Losses from Victorian Bushfires
IN a rare display of sympathy and understanding for forest contractors, ABC journalist Tom Tilley has put the hard word on protestors in the Upper Florentine Valley, accusing them of perhaps even being “unethical”. You can play the interview … [Read more...] about Unethical Forest Protestors in Tasmania: A Note from Alan Ashbarry
THE Victorian Premier, John Brumby, has waited until New Year’s Eve to announce the end of timber harvesting and grazing in 83,000 hectares of red gum forest in the Central Murray Valley in north western Victoria, Australia. The creation of new … [Read more...] about No ‘Happy New Year’ for Koalas in the Central Murray Valley