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Liberals' Forestry Shambles

Nick Mckim

Nick Mckim  -  Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Tags: Native Forest Logging

“Will Hodgman committed before the election to consulting environment groups over his plans for forestry, but it’s since become clear that he’s been rolled by Peter Gutwein,” Greens Leader Nick McKim said today.

“Welcome to majority Liberal government, where only those who agree with you get a seat around the table.”

“Mr Hodgman has failed his first leadership test, and he hasn't even been sworn in as Premier yet!”

“Right up until the election Will Hodgman insisted that he had a plan for the forest industry, but he never released anything more detailed than a slogan.”

“Mr Hodgman has to realise that a sound bite is not the same as a carefully considered policy formed on the basis of evidence and stakeholder consultation.”

“If you didn’t release a policy before the election, you don’t have a mandate.”