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Australia leads international forest collaboration

5 January 2022 Australia leads international forest collaboration Australia has facilitated international forest leadership, collaborating with the USA and NZ to deliver the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Experts Group on Illegal Logging and Associated Trade’s (EGILAT) two-year policy theme, to advance the trade and distribution of legally harvested forest products. Assistant Minister for Forestry and [...]

By |2022-01-06T09:41:45+11:00January 5th, 2022|Media Releases|

Australia-UK FTA a big win for Aussie fishers and foresters

17 December 2021 Australia-UK FTA a big win for Aussie fishers and foresters Australia has today signed the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement (FTA) The elimination of tariffs on Australian seafood and forest products will be a boost to fisheries and forestry operations around the country The FTA is expected to enter into force in during [...]

By |2021-12-17T15:08:29+11:00December 17th, 2021|Media Releases|

Andrews’ Labor Government fails timber workers with Victorian Forestry Plan farce

17 December 2021 Andrews’ Labor Government fails timber workers with Victorian Forestry Plan farce Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam has slammed the Andrews’ Labor Government’s forestry plan, saying that if they really cared about timber workers they would reverse their ban on native forestry. “Today’s announcement by the Andrews’ Labor Government is [...]

By |2021-12-17T15:09:27+11:00December 17th, 2021|Media Releases|

Boosting Tasmanian timber supply from farm forestry and private native forestry

16 December 2021 Boosting Tasmanian timber supply from farm forestry and private native forestry The Morrison and Gutwein governments are working together to boost timber supply from farm forests and private native forests in Tasmania, thanks to $500,000 in federal funding for Tasmanian projects. Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries and Senator for Tasmania Jonno [...]

By |2021-12-17T15:10:35+11:00December 16th, 2021|Media Releases|

You can’t trust Labor on forestry

14 December 2021 You can’t trust Labor on forestry The Victorian and Western Australian Labor governments have failed to produce even a shred of evidence or modelling to support the shutdown of their native timber industries, adding to concerns Labor is not committed to forest industries. Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said [...]

By |2021-12-15T11:48:38+11:00December 14th, 2021|Media Releases|

Victorian Native Forestry vindicated as High Court knocks out appeal

10 December 2021 Victorian Native Forestry vindicated as High Court knocks out appeal Today the High Court did not grant special leave for Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum Inc to appeal the Full Court of the Federal Court’s decision of 10 May 2021. Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said that today’s decision brings [...]

By |2021-12-15T14:06:59+11:00December 10th, 2021|Media Releases|

PM backs call for Ashes to come to Tassie

8 December 2021 PM backs call for Ashes to come to Tassie Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thrown his weight behind the call for the fifth Ashes Test to be held in Tasmania. The Prime Minister said “as for the fifth Test I’m in the Tassie camp. I think it would be great to see [...]

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