Tasmanian Labor MP Shane Broad is parroting the state’s most radical logging advocates in his call for destruction sites in Tasmania’s public forests to be out of bounds to the public which owns them, Bob Brown said today.
‘Broad is beating his chest in wanting to appear more pro-logging of our heirloom forests than the Liberals but this will run Labor into a blind ally of its own making. He is pushing Labor into a lose-lose contest with the Liberals for the minority viewpoint amongst Tasmanian voters that our native forests should be flattened and incinerated. With their wildlife!’.
‘If instead, Labor was to shape its forest policy around plantations, as New Zealand Labour did 20 years ago, he would be cooking with solar,’ Brown said.
Sources say the Governments anti-protest laws will be debated in the Upper House next week.