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Harriss has no Plan for Forestry

Nick Mckim

Nick Mckim  -  Thursday, 11 June 2015

Tags: Native Forest Logging, Aurora

Nick McKim MP | Greens Forestry spokesperson

Forests Minister Paul Harriss is unable to provide a future operating model for Forestry Tasmania, or a business case for its so-called return to financial viability.

All Mr Harriss can do is talk about his continued subsidies to Forestry Tasmania through increasing debt which is underwritten by Tasmanian taxpayers, and selling the hardwood plantations.

Mr Harriss has no plan, no timeframe and no idea.

The only plan Mr Harriss has for Forestry Tasmania is to sack workers, borrow money with no idea how it will be paid back, and sell the hardwood plantations despite pre-election promises not to privatise any public assets except for the Aurora books.