There is no longer a Forestry war between Industry and Conservationists, yet the State Liberals want such a controversy, and they are convinced that opening up old wounds through the logging of deferred forests prior to the next state election will win them governance again.
If Ta Ann and Artec don’t want their timber resources supplied from these High Conservation Forests, then biomass burning must be their contentious agenda.
Above is what we stand to lose in the Tarkine under an ongoing Liberal government …
*Ted Mead began campaigning in the northwest of Tas in the late 1980’s when the TWS Rainforest Proposals morphed into the Tarkine wilderness campaign. Since then he has seen the diminishing of the region’s wild places through roading, mining and forestry, though is still confident a grand reserve of some form will prevail in the next decade.