Amid Tasmania’s state election, the native forest industry and its Government cronies are still rehashing the same embarrassing justifications to keep destroying native forests.
“Their poll, released today, uses a loaded and misleading set of questions, failing to separate plantations, from which most Tasmanian wood comes, from the thoroughly unpopular native forest logging industry which provides less than 1% of the jobs in Tasmania,” Bob Brown said.
“Nevertheless this poll, if they believe it, would indicate the Greens have much more than a quota in Franklin and are in the running for a seat in Braddon,” Bob Brown said.
“This poll flies in the face of a much bigger survey of rural and regional Australia done by the logging industry in 2018, showing a two-thirds majority wants logging of native forests to stop,” Bob Brown said. (see below)
“Meanwhile the Liberal Government is reheating failed anti-protest laws because a few logging corporations have Premier Gutwein dancing on their string,” Jenny Weber said.
“Habitat of the critically endangered Swift Parrot is being destroyed, as witnessed in the Denison valley today where the road to Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Lake Skinner has a ‘closed’ sign to allow for native forest logging. This is the Tasmania we live in where Premier Gutwein prefers native forest logging at the expense of the taxpayer and World Heritage values,” Jenny Weber said.
Report of the 2018 poll: