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Peter Walsh MP:
Heyfield Sale a Vote of No Confidence in Andrews Transition Plan

Plan to transition the native timber industry to plantation timber by 2030 wont work.

By Portal Admin - 4th February 2020 - Back to News

Even Daniel Andrews doesnt believe his own lies.

Reports today the Andrews Government will sell off its share of the Heyfield mill confirms Labor knows its so-called plan to transition the native timber industry to plantation timber by 2030 wont work.

Not a single hardwood plantation tree planted today will be available to industry by 2030.

If Andrews really believed the ban will secure a "long-term and sustainable future" for Victorias timber industry, the Government wouldnt be desperate to sell off its share in the mill at a loss.

The Andrews Labor Government owes Victorians an explanation on why it spent $61 million of taxpayers money buying into the Heyfield mill only to destroy the native timber industry with its ban.

Andrews native timber ban will destroy jobs and timber communities in East Gippsland and northeast Victoria, but the Premier just doesnt care.

Daniel Andrews should be supporting and promoting Victorias sustainable forest industry, not shutting it down.


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