FOI changes thwarted

Friday, February 29, 2008

Thanks to all our supporters who emailed and phoned the State opposition members and the Attorney General. The Brumby Government's plans to make the Freedom of Information laws ineffective by overhauling the Act, were voted out! The Liberals, Nationals and Greens used their numbers to vote against the controversial bill (the DLP voted with the government). Attorney General and Deputy Premier, Rob Hulls, was the sponsor of the FOI Bill. He's been a true-blue fan of the FOI legislation in the past. Check this out:


Saturday, February 3, 2007

On the 3rd February 1997, the $830 million Regional Forest Agreement process signed over its first casualty - the much sought after forests of East Gippsland. Other areas around Australia followed suit.

Gazillions of dollars profit have gone into the pockets of overseas woodchip and paper companies and a few of their middlemen here in East Gippsland. We can only guess what amount goes into various officials’ and unionists’ pockets.

A TEAM infilrates the ALP

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

The Exclusive Brethren's manipulation of election campaigns has been a major influence in politics. Now it's been revealed how companies infiltrate the political sphere to direct major decisions in their favour.

Multinational packaging company Amcor who owned the PaperlinX woodchip and paper mill in the Latrobe Valley, were involved in corporate spying on green groups in the 1990s. The current company "PaperlinX" (makers of Reflex paper) said the spy and lobby group, the "A team", was set up under previous management so denied any connection.

Mill fire deliberate

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The fire that burnt down the Orbost sawmill three weeks after it went broke in May, remains unsolved. The fire did about $200,000 damage to the company's offices where the books were being reviewed by the receivers. Forensic investigators concluded the fire was deliberately lit.

25.7.06 ABC news

EPA ticks off logging carnage as top job

Friday, March 3, 2006

A quick click on the Environment Protection Authority's website, and one is presented with an echidna claiming litterers are "going to get stung", because littering damages the environment. Click a little further and you find another report about damage to the environment. The report is an audit by the EPA entitled Timber Production on Public Land 2005. The echidna would not be happy with what is found inside.

EPA asked to check DSE