Tuesday, September 7, 2004

For the logging industry's movers and shakers at the Australian Forestry Conference in Melbourne in late July, one of the few hopes touted in an otherwise gloomy political landscape was the prospect of co-operating with the World Wide Fund for Nature to divide and conquer the Australian environment movement.
Bob Burton reports.

Yawn... another tree spiking claim

Friday, April 9, 2004

Just two days after this season's first protest in Ferntree Creek, EEG had to deal with hoax tree spiking claims again. It's a predictable part of the forest campaign. The industry claims have a long history and rely on public and media gullibility. They are well timed but have never been substantiated. Every year we hear of accusations but never any evidence or prosecutions.

Anonymous letter

So where's the Yalmy report Minister?

Thursday, January 1, 2004

After the illegal logging of the Snowy National Park last summer, the public was promised a full investigation and outcome. But the joke now goes:

How many DSE officers does it take to do an investigation? Five. One to notice logs were stolen from 300 ha of National park, one to go "damn, we shouldn't have employed a logging mill boss to do a backburn line", one to repeat into the telephone "we'll be finished soon", one to refuse the FoI and one to rock back in their chair singing "I'm a little teapot".


The Commonwealth helps destroy our Common Wealth

Sunday, June 30, 2002

Did you know that the Commonwealth Bank has a 17% share-holding in Gunns? Gunns is the largest woodchipper of hardwood forests in the world, destroying Tasmanias old growth at a rate of knots. So the Commonwealth Bank is effectively responsible for about one sixth of the export woodchipping, clearfelling, burning, poisoning and old growth logging carried out by this woodchip giant. If you have your money with this mob, you might like to change your bank and let them know why.

Jill / Geoff Law, TWS