Logging and Clearfell

PM hails forestry workers as 'conservationists'

Thursday, March 6, 2014

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TONY Abbott is under attack for "reckless politics" after he followed in John Howard's footsteps by declaring Australia has "too much locked-up forest" and acclaiming forestry workers as "the ultimate conservationists".

Tony Abbott says too much Tasmanian forest 'locked up', forms new council to support logging industry

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared that too many of Australia's forests are "locked up" and vowed to set up a new advisory council to support the timber industry.

Speaking at a timber industry dinner in Canberra last night, Mr Abbott also recommitted to repealing part of Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area made under the forest peace deal.