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Peter Walsh MP:
Fighting for Jobs in Victoria's Timber Sector

Victorias $7.32 billion timber industry are being destroyed.

By Portal Admin - 17th August 2020 - Back to News

Dear Editor,

Jobs and businesses in Victorias $7.32 billion timber industry are being destroyed by a campaign of misinformation thats not based on fact.

Theres growing evidence in support of the sectors responsible, sustainable reputation.

This includes a recent study from University of Melbourne researchers that found bushfire not timber harvesting is the biggest threat to Leadbeaters possum populations.

According to the study, "timber harvesting reduced (the possums) suitable habitat by only 1.4 per cent to 2.3 per cent over 250 years compared to scenarios without harvesting".

It also found less than half the area of existing parks, reserves, and timber harvest exclusion zones provided stable long-term habitat for the possum over the next century.

The malicious campaign against Victorias timber industry, supported by the Andrews Labor Governments decision to ban the native timber industry by 2030, has put hundreds of hardworking Victorians out of work.

The Nationals stand side-by-side with our timber workers and businesses in Gippsland and north-east Victoria. We will keep fighting for a secure future for your jobs and livelihoods.


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