ALP – still the bulldozer brotherhood
On top of the $1 billion of subsidies the Tasmanian logging industry has already received over the past twenty years, Gunns was promised another $100 million by the ALP a week before the election. As Crikey reported, the industry could be running a T-Model Ford factory and still make a fortune from taxpayers money. Martin Ferguson, now the Resources Minister (gord ‘elp us!), promised the Gunns pulpmill a transport subsidy to help shunt Tassie’s forests around the state to the pulpmill gates.