Tag Archives | Forestry

Time the chip mill stopped leeching off the taxpayer

Greens MP David Shoebridge and forestry campaigner Harriet Swift visited the Eden Chip Mill site on Friday 12 August to call no more government subsidies to be handed to the loss-making Eden Chip Mill, and instead invested in a sustainable transition package that prioritises jobs, the environment and tourism. The Eden Chip Mill jetty and […]

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Environmental breaches lead to call for halt to Tarkeeth logging

Serious concerns about Forestry Corporations logging practices and potential environmental breaches should deliver a stop-work order and intervention from the Environmental Protection Agency. Though some of the logged forest is plantation, Forestry Corporation’s clear-felling practices means that erosion and run off will affect a far broader area than just what is being logged. Greens MP […]

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Greens Support Koala Park

The Greens NSW support plans by the Western Woodlands Alliance for a Western Woodlands Koala Park to protect this iconic species in NSW. The Western Woodlands report released today shows that koalas across two thirds of NSW are facing extinction from habitat loss and climate change. Without intervention in state forests, private land and native forests […]

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Greens MP David Shoebridge joins protest to protect the Tarkeeth

There is a growing call for Bellingen’s beautiful Tarkeeth State Forest to be protected from Forestry Corporation, with Greens MP, Justice and Forestry Spokesperson David Shoebridge joining out the front of Parliament with environmental activists protesting today. While Forest protectors protested outside NSW Parliament, The Greens moved a motion inside calling for an end to […]

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The weakest link in Parliamentary accountability

Questions on notice and questions on the floor of Parliament are an important accountability measure for the Government, yet it seems increasingly that Ministers are not taking them seriously, and even actively avoiding providing information. Where information is simple information, or the kind of information that the Minister must have in order to effectively do […]

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8 long years of logging

Aerial shots of Glenbog State Forest tracked through GoogleMaps show the extent of the devastation from NSW Forestry Corporation’s native forest logging. Glenbog provides important habitat for many animals, including a large number of bare nosed wombats. In 2014 it was shown that logging in the area had bulldozed wombat burrows, effectively burying up to […]

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Protecting our forests for the future

Logging in the state forests has cost NSW more than $43 million over the past three years – money that would be better spent promoting tourism in the regions. Each hectare felled costs NSW taxpayers $495, with the losses in 2013-14 alone reaching almost $12 million. The Greens have a detailed package to protect this State’s […]

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Environmental vandalism lands Forestry Corporation a $15,000 fine

Forestry Corporation has been issued a $15,000 fine from the NSW Environment Protection Agency as a result of its environmentally destructive clear-felling of Tuckers Nob State Forest on the State’s mid-north coast. The fine, while significant, is far from equal to the extent of the environmental damage caused by Forestry Corporation’s destructive forestry practices. The […]

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Sawmill owners ‘forced’ to destroy Pilliga forest in NSW

After years of appalling environmental damage by Forestry Corporation, sawmillers from the Pilliga have joined with the Greens in calling for a buyout of Forestry Corporation’s unsustainable and environmentally destructive wood supply agreements. As reported by the ABC: Sawmill owners in western New South Wales fear they are destroying the Pilliga forest in order to […]

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Greens speak up for koalas

With a decision imminent on Bellingen Council’s Koala Plan of Management, the Greens are calling for all primary koala habitat identified in the Bellingen Council Koala Habitat Study to be protected. Bellingen Council undertook to introduce a Koala Plan of Management in order to reverse the species alarming decline in one of the richest areas […]

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