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Ta Ann splits greens with peace deal but guarantees work

There appears to be a split in the environmental movement over a peace deal struck between three major green groups and the veneer producer Ta Ann Tasmania. Source: ABC News
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Don’t threaten Tasmanian peace Abbott

A key timber industry figure that signed up to Tasmania’s forest peace deal has warned Tony Abbott against any plan to win back World Heritage listings in the state. Sources: News.com.au, ABC News
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Forest peace deal problems ongoing

Tasmania’s Upper House MPs are considering a critical report on the Government’s efforts to address problems with the implementation of the forest peace deal, as they prepare to vote on its future. Source: ABC News
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More federal funding to help bed down forestry peace deal

The Federal Government is spending another $ 2 million to build community support for the forest peace deal. Source: ABC News
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More information on peace deal funds

Tasmanian’s Economic Development Minister has given more detail about which projects will get a share of forest peace deal funding, amid claims the process is flawed. Sources: ABC News, The Examiner

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Report card in on Tasmanian peace deal

The first report on the progress of Tasmania’s forest peace deal says the restructure is being hampered by a critical shortage of wood. Source: ABC News
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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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Leaked email won’t endanger forestry peace

A timber industry negotiator believes the historic Tasmanian forest peace talks with green groups are only continuing largely because neither side “wants to be the first to walk”. This was the message in an email from Timber Communities Australia chief executive Jim Adams to his branch presidents, obtained by The Australian newspaper, which suggests there is little hope of a deal from the talks. Sources: The Australian, 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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