Federal governments of all persuasions have historically protected and funded Australia’s forest destruction.
May 10, 2023
“If the budget ditched the Stage 3 tax cuts, Australia could save every threatened species – and lots more” “Scientists have estimated about $1.7bn a year is needed to fix Australia’s degraded ecosystems and wild places.” “We can’t settle for a slow jog when the climate crisis calls for a sprint. Climate change is already …
December 10, 2021
After a three year legal case to protect the critically endangered Leadbeaters Possum from logging, it was eventually shown that the commonwealth environment laws are ineffective.
April 30, 2019
Both major parties have chosen to bow down to industry and/or union pressure to allow the burning of public forests for power generation.
December 22, 2018
Labor has said it would allow our forests to fuel furnaces for electricity generation if it gets in – as part of its proposed new environment legislation!
November 7, 2018
The major parties would prefer voters did not know how the voting system works. It can be used to great effect rather than believing that a vote 1 for a smaller party or independent, is a ‘wasted vote’. That’s why it is never taught in schools or provided to the general public as other key …
January 26, 2018
EEG has submitted comments to the farcically late 5 yearly review of RFA (26 Jan 2018). We say they must be terminated. The Regional Forest Agreements cost us $300 million dollars to pretend the forest battle had been solved by ‘balancing all values’. They have failed on almost every environmental promise, but for 20 years …
September 7, 2017
Gliders are listed as threatened by both state and federal governments, but they are not protected by legislation. Logging has begun of trees inhabited by the threatened greater gliders in a forest also inhabited by Victoria’s faunal emblem, the threatened Leadbeater’s possum. Protections for the remaining Leadbeater’s possum population – believed to be fewer than …
September 2, 2017
Last weekend, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull flew to Launceston for the Tasmanian Liberals’ yearly conference. Accompanied by Premier Will Hodgman, Turnbull’s first stop was the timber yard of logging company Neville-Smith Forest Products, once a part of the now-fallen Gunns logging empire. Twenty years after John Howard signed the first Regional Forest Agreement with Tasmania, …
July 3, 2017
The Victorian Government has struck a deal to keep open Australia’s largest hardwood sawmill, at Heyfield in Victoria’s east, but workers are warning up to 20 contractors could be out of work in weeks. The mill’s operator, Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH), had been locked in a dispute with the Government and state-owned logging company VicForests …
June 21, 2017
Throwing forests into furnaces to supposedly help our climate has been the dream of the native forest logging industry for years. First our governments and the CEFC are coal-captured and now logger-captured. No. It’s definately NOT carbon neutral. A shame this story repeated the lie that burning forests reduces emissions. It is in fact THREE …