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Bath blasts compo deal for timber workers

Philip Hopkins THE Nationals have labelled Labor's forestry compensation package an insult, demanding the Allan Labor government immediately head back to the drawing board. Speaking in...

Ash forests on brink of ecosystem collapse

VICTORIA's Ash forests are on the brink of ecosystem collapse following a poor flowering season and repeated fire events, alerting the state's leading forest...

Victorian Forest Products Association responds to extra timber compo announcement

Philip Hopkins THE native hardwood industry has welcomed the state government's extra support for the sector, but maintains that the mill exit package doubly punishes...

Timber report deemed ‘flawed’ by former Gippsland forestry scientist

Philip Hopkins A FORMER Gippsland forestry scientist and historian has described a Labor Party environmental report that calls to end native forest harvesting and replace...

Commissioner finds VicForests conducted unlawful surveillance

ON Thursday August 10, the Victorian Information Commissioner published an investigation report into historical allegations that VicForests conducted unlawful surveillance on several people in...

Forestry plantations grants allocated by federal government

Philip Hopkins THE federal government has allocated grants totalling $73.76 million to establish new forestry plantations and has finally abolished the 'water rule' that stopped...

Analysis shows “mismanagement” of VicForests: John Cameron

Philip Hopkins THE state government decision to close the native forest timber industry culminates eight years of mismanagement that turned VicForests from a profitable business...

Timber tussle: Council ‘not holding back’

Tom Parry TENSIONS are growing between the state government and Wellington Shire Council over the end of native timber harvesting. In a statement released last Thursday...

VicForests loses Supreme Court appeal against timber harvest ban

AN appeal in the Supreme Court by VicForests to continue native timber harvesting was lost this week, upholding the original ruling that put an...

Heyfield gathers in solidarity

Tom Parry HEYFIELD was out in-force last Monday, May 29, hoping to bring national attention to the native timber industry’s shutdown. A crowd of over 200...

Chester takes Albanese to task

FEDERAL Member for Gippsland Darren Chester caused a stir in Parliament last Thursday, May 25 via a fierce exchange with the Prime Minister. Mr Chester...

Mayor’s strong message

Wellington Shire Mayor Ian Bye penned the following letter following last Tuesday in response to the state government's decision to cease native timber harvesting...

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Briagolong Log Cabin to benefit from Veterans Capital Works Program

THE state government says it is keeping the legacy of Victoria's veterans alive for future generations, by maintaining memorials and upgrading community buildings right...