The Spin

Hollow effort VicForests

Sunday, November 29, 2015

In the 50 years since Leadbeaters possum was rediscovered, logging has destroyed more than 50% of the forests that were the possums habitat. Leadbeaters possum now lives in an area in the Central Highlands that has about 25 million trees.

In their latest cynical publicity stunt, Vicforests have created artificial hollows in 78 of these trees or 0.0003% of the trees in the LBP habitat area.

Logging is "100% natural"

Monday, April 8, 2013

Isn't it reassuring to know our forests are bulldozed, chainsawed and burnt in a 100% natural way - no artificial colours or flavours.

 

100 percent natural

                               *image above from VicForests media release - (5/3/13)

Vicforests gets special treatment from government

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Shares in ALP

The recently released report from the Auditor General on the State's finances again raises questions about why VicForests was not required to pay a dividend again this year.

The report shows how the State Government demanded most Government businesses like Melbourne Water and other water authorities were all squeezed for additional dividend payments to help prop up the Government's "surplus". The fact that VicForests was exempt from this process must raise questions about why this Government business has been sheltered from Government cutbacks.

VicForests has admitted it has "stainability credentials"

Thursday, December 20, 2012

stainability credentials

These are their new credentials from leaving a nasty stain on the environment.

The paragraph on the left there is from their CEO's intro in the Sustainability Report 2012 - just released. It's chocka with lies and PR spin.

They really are desperate for a bit of 'social license'

VicForests - Government protected welfare cheats.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

OK - it goes like this - VicForests haven’t made a cracker since they started operations in 2004. In 2008 they put $127 million through their books and the expenses were $132 million = $5M loss. But they were given a $5.7M handout to cut down ash forests in the fire areas (not all this ash was burnt from several accounts). So they claimed they made a half million profit.

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