Tag Archives: Tasmanian

The human toll of Tasmanian turmoil

When the Brill family paid their last debt this year following Forest Enterprises Australia’s 2010 collapse, Jillene Brill decided it was time to retire. She’d had enough of the long hours. Source: The Examiner
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Tasmanian Timber Engineering no takers

The former head of Tasmanian Timber Engineering blames political bickering for the demise of his business. Source: ABC News
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Mining in the forest not a problem says Tasmanian government

The Tasmanian State Government denied its stance on mining in the Tarkine contradicts its forest policy. The Premier said Tasmania was already considered the national park of Australia, and she did not support a blanket heritage listing to stop new mines in the Tarkine region. Source: Yahoo 7 News
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Forest Industries ask Libs for Tasmanian plan

The Forest Industries Association of Tasmania (FIAT) confirmed to The Australian newspaper that it wrote to Liberal leader Will Hodgman expressing a willingness to engage on his alternative plan. Mr Hodgman’s plan locks in resource security for the industry without further trees being protected. Source: 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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Tasmanian transport scheme under threat

The Tasmanian Liberal Senate Team has demanded the Federal Government act immediately to remove any threat to funding of the three vital Bass Strait transport schemes that underpin Tasmania’s viability following the High Court ruling in the case of Williams v the Commonwealth. Source: Timberbiz

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Fox supports Gunns to sort Tasmanian troubles

Lindsay Fox of Fox Transport has weighed into the argument on Tasmania’s forestry future says the Tasmania could reach depression-era levels of unemployment if project such as the Gunns pulp mill don’t go ahead. Source: AAP, Nine MSN, Tasmanian Times, ABC News

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