Mr Brumby has dusted down the old Industry Transition Taskforce to go about chatting with the logging industry about how to protect 41,000ha (as promised last State election) while not reducing the net log resource or losing any jobs in East Gippsland. Hmmm. (they don’t want to talk to environmentalists by the way)
The force of bods that Brumby has chosen for this task is none other than the two industry supporters, Peter Steedman and Graham Gooding (very adept at putting lipstick on pigs – as a friend would say) and another interesting character, Ian Kennedy. His history is in economics and politics. We hope he’ll keep the other two on the straight and narrow.