The fire economy

Quoll - save me from politiciansBy May 2004, the Victorian Government had funded the clearfelling of forests burnt in the 2003 fires to the tune of $6.9 million.

Another $4 million was given to help the woodchip industry continue its access the following year.

Then in 2007 we taxpayers gave at least $868,000 to help the industry clearfell the 2006 fire-damaged forests.

From the 2004-05 and 2006-07 Victorian Budgets

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