TWS Vic and MyEnvironment Inc. have played private eye for the last 12 weeks to study a supply chain of logs that have been leaving our fire ravaged forest and ending up in Footscray. The forest were once home to the endangered faunal emblem of Vic – the Leadbeaters Possum.
The supply chain is a breach of state laws to protect Australian jobs. Whole saw logs are meant to be ‘processed’ before they are exported, this requires a fairly complex demonstration of adjustment to the wood. VicForests first claimed that trimming the ends to fit the logs into containers constituted ‘processing’, they have since retracted statements and have put the case ‘under investigation’.
Below is a video of the ABC 7.30 Victoria story “China Logs” as it went to air on Friday 10/06/2011.