Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokesperson
In a desperate attempt to prove himself more anti-environment than the Liberals, Labor’s Dr Shane Broad has launched a bizarre attack on the Rockliff Government for moving to give reserve tenure to forests *already inside* the boundary of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
These are the forests Dr Broad’s Labor colleagues agreed should be protected under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.
Does Rebecca White support his ridiculous position, or doesn’t she have the leadership to rein him in?
The inclusion of these forests as formal reserves inside the TWWHA boundary was agreed a decade ago and the Liberals announced their intention to update their tenure from Future Potential Production Forest to formal reserve in the last term of the Parliament.
Dr Broad is either cynical or just dishonest. He’s certainly desperate for attention.