VicForests Exposed!

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 - losers in all regards

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

VicForests a dead lossIf VicForests was a private company it'd be financially (as well as morally) bankrupt. VicForests’ 2012-13 Annual Report is out. A small 'profit' was made this year - as a result of not having to pay big legal bills they said, but still no dividend paid to the public (government) for their use of, or more correctly - obliteration of, public property.

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 bungle exposed

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

This is a little complex but it basically shows that VicForests excel in stuffing up. Public forests are vested in VicForests for a number of years while it gets around to clearfelling them and then afterwards while it oversees the supposed regeneration of them. This can take years – and of course costs them many thousands to regenerate each area.

In late October the Victorian Government forced VicForests to take back responsibility for 1,500 hectares of logged forest that it had wrongly returned to the Government. VicForests has been told to properly regenerate the areas.

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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