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Tassie peace deal attacked from a new side

The President of Tasmania’s Legislative Council has delivered a scathing assessment of the forest peace deal. Source: 7 News
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Tasmanian councils hit hard by forest deal

An Upper House inquiry is scrutinising legislation needed to protect 504,000 hectares of native forest from logging. The Dorset Mayor, Barry Jarvis, says a multi-billion dollar industry is being “sacrificed” and the compensation on offer is “paltry”. Source: ABC News
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It’s deal or no deal in Tasmania

Signatories to Tasmania’s forest peace deal were kept in the dark about the final size of a Wilderness World Heritage Area nomination. Source: ABC News
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Tasmanian deal creates uncertainty for everyone

A Tasmanian mining company is warning uncertainty surrounding the forest peace deal legislation could stall $ 40 million worth of investment. Source: ABC News
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Ta Ann to stay unless deal falls through

The jobs of more than 100 Tasmanian timber workers have been secured with processor Ta Ann Tasmania confirming it will remain in the state. But the company has warned it will collapse if the Upper House scuttles forest peace deal legislation. Source: ABC News
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Craftsmen lament Tasmanian peace deal

Craftsmen from Tasmania’s speciality timbers industry say the forest peace deal announcement could be the death knell for their sector. They say an artificial and inadequate ceiling on timber production is not backed by research and $ 70 million’s worth of economic activity and more than 2000 jobs are at stake. Source: The Mercury
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Tasmanian sawmill buyouts with forest peace deal

Taxpayers could be forced to fund more sawmill buyouts to ensure the success of Tasmania’s forest peace deal. There is $ 15 million in the forest peace deal to buy out contracts owned by sawmills that will be affected by a reduction in native forest logging. Source: Yahoo 7 News, The Mercury, The Australian

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