This small step in the direction of finding a win-win solution was hijacked by the bullies within the F part of the CFMEU.

50 year forest war – negotiation starts

Will the 50 year forest war in Victoria be coming to an end? Will we all be able to reach consensus on a win-win solution? The Andrews government has set up a taskforce between industry and environment reps to get down to the job of sorting the conflict out once and for all. It could involve looking at the large plantation estate we have in the west of the state which could be the secure future the industry needs, and ...

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Leadbeater’s possum national park plans dealt a blow

The Leadbeater's possum. Photo Justin McManus

The Leadbeater’s possum is believed to be perilously close to extinction. Photo: Justin McManus

A plan for a new national park to protect the endangered Leadbeater’s possum has been dealt a blow with revelations VicForests locked in millions of dollars worth of new logging contracts.

State Labor ducked a proposal to create a Great Forest ...

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Highlands logging halt would earn Victoria $30m a year in emissions reductions: report

Stopping logging in Victoria’s central highlands would drive tens of millions of dollars into state coffers if the move was included under the Abbott government’s emissions reduction fund.

Fairfax Media has seen a confidential brief prepared for the federal environment minister, Greg Hunt, which found ending logging in the highland forests, north-east of Melbourne, would save about 3.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year.

The central highlands forests are home to Victoria’s endangered animal emblem, the Leadbeater’s possum, along with ...

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