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Logging Must Stop as Barnett Admits it is Illegal


Cassy O'Connor MP

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Tags: Forests, Native Forest Logging

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokesperson

Guy Barnett has admitted his government has broken the law by logging forests in breach of the Forest Practices Act 1985.
 
It’s not just a “technical detail”, it’s the law. Illegal logging cannot be allowed to continue.
 
It was Minister Barnett’s colleagues who sought to prorogue Parliament. The soonest the Liberals can attempt to retrospectively fix legislation to legalise native forest logging is the first week in May, with the Legislative Council not sitting until Budget week at the end of May. 
 
It is unacceptable for a Minister of the Crown to sign off, with no authority, on illegal logging for at least the next two months.
 
All illegal logging must stop immediately.