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Forestry Tasmania

Barnett Continues to Mislead, Divide over Forestry

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokesperson

The big lie of a commercially viable and sustainable native forest industry was exposed with the release of Forestry Tasmania's 2015-16 annual report and correspondence from the FT Board today.

The perpetually unprofitable GBE has delivered a $67 million loss this year, despite a $30 million public bail out from TasNetworks in the previous financial year and a letter of comfort from the Treasurer that allowed it to borrow $14.4 million.

Farewell Paul Harriss

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokesperson

The resignation of Paul Harriss from the Ministry and the Parliament is good news and an acknowledgement of the flawed "forests policy" of this Government.

Before entering the House of Assembly less than two years ago, Paul Harriss MLC spent the entire previous term of government tearing down the peace that was possible through the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.

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