New federal legislation to allow logging of native forests despite current court rulings of illegality is a rort against the majority of Australians who want the forests and wildlife saved, former Greens leader Bob Brown said today.
“The nation will have all summer to see how Bridget McKenzie's bill to exempt clearfell destruction of forests from the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act is no less than the nationals doing the bidding of the powerful logging industry.
Prime Minister Morrison should clear the air and assure Australia that this bill does not have his support.
The global extinction crisis should see this bill replaced with one to end all native forest logging as New Zealand did decades ago," said Bob Brown.
The Bob Brown foundation held a rally in Hobart today to oppose current logging of Tasmanian forest which are the feeding and nesting habitat of the critically endangered Swift Parrot. There are now less than 300 Swift Parrots left in the wild.