Investigations by Lawyers For Forests (LFF), have shown that the Code of Forest Practices is vague, unenforceable and needs reform.
Recently the Bracks government put the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in charge of overseeing auditing of the Code, instead of government foresters. This is still a worry. For example, the EPA needs funding and powers to penalise breaches of the Code. Also, there is no plan to review the contents of the Code and address key deficiencies, in particular its unenforceability.