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New Premier taken to task on timber

Philip Hopkins TWO Gippsland leaders, MP Darren Chester and senior agribusiness executive Alex Arbuthnot, have challenged the new Premier, Jacinta Allan, to reverse the decision...

Native hardwood industry fighting climate change

THE native hardwood industry and tree plantations play a key role in fighting climate change through sequestering carbon dioxide both as they grow and...

Timber closure leaving impact

Philip Hopkins THE closure of Gippsland's native forest industry will be economically and socially devastating for many towns, breaking the deep symbiosis between these communities...

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...

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...

CPSU and VicForests staff get together

Philip Hopkins VICFORESTS staff and their guests, with the threat of unemployment hanging over their heads, gathered together with their trade union backers last week...

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...

Animal Justice Party responds to budget

Stefan Bradley The Victorian Animal Justice Party (AJP) has reacted positively to Budget measures, including animal programs and the early shutdown of the native forestry...

Native timber harvesting to cease in Victoria at the end of the year

Shockwaves reverberated around the community on Tuesday, after the state government announced native timber harvesting in Victoria would come to a close at the...

BREAKING: State’s timber logging to end

NATIVE timber logging in Victoria looks set to cease at the end of the year. The Gippsland Times understands the state government has brought forward...

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