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Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokesperson
Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, needs to back up his claim made in Parliament today that there are 'thousands' of Tasmanians employed in the native forest industry, or come back into the House and correct the record.
We believe Mr Barnett is the most recent Minister to mislead Parliament.
The most recent NAB State Update for Tasmania confirms that the forestry sector is in continued structural decline.
Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader
This month marked the tenth consecutive month of declining employment and participation rate in Tasmania.
The Treasurer still clings to his flimsy line of 1,300 jobs created since the election, conveniently ignoring the fact that the working age population has increased by 5,700 in that time.