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Subsidy myth destroyed

DATE: 06/07/2011

The Auditor General’s report into Forestry Tasmania, tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, has provided a clear picture of our business that refutes the misleading claims that have been made down the years by our critics.

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Triabunna essential to forest industry

DATE: 06/07/2011

The Tasmanian Development Board’s decision to approve the loan application by Fibre Plus to purchase the Triabunna woodchip mill will ensure infrastructure essential to the continued operation of the forest industry remains open.

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Cost cutting and full year result detailed at LegCo inquiry

DATE: 06/07/2011

I was pleased this week to be given a further opportunity to appear before the Legislative Council’s inquiry into Forestry Tasmania’s financial performance.


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Auditor General’s report kills off FT subsidy myth

DATE: 05/07/2011

The Auditor General’s report tabled in Parliament today has destroyed the myth that Forestry Tasmania is funded by taxpayer subsidies.

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Wildfire risks addressed with big machine

DATE: 21/06/2011

A program to reduce the risks of wildfire on King Island’s State forest areas has wound up, but the contractor has stayed on the island to complete some follow-up work.

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Illegal wood hookers putting lives at risk

DATE: 21/06/2011

Illegal woodcutters who have been active in the Barcoo area west of Smithton are risking lives – their own and those of legitimate foresty workers, according to Forestry Tasmania.

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Forestry role in carbon cycle explained

DATE: 21/06/2011

An internationally-recognised carbon scientist last week gave a series of three public presentations on how the management of forests impacts on greenhouse gas levels.

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Seedling donations to top 45,000

DATE: 15/06/2011

FORESTRY Tasmania will donate more than 12,000 seedlings to community and land care groups and schools for National Tree Day in July. 

The seedlings are being raised at the Forest Nursery at Perth with seed from the Tasmanian Seed Centre. Assistant nursery manager Carlton Cox said this year’s donation would bring the total seedlings given away by FT to 45,000 since it began participating in National Tree Day five years ago.

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Abseil in Hobart's indoor forest

DATE: 03/06/2011

School Holiday Fun - Abseil in Hobart's indoor forest.

Learn about Wedge-tailed eagles, use the infra-red binoculars to search for heat, discover forest insects under the microscope, climb into our Adventure Forests explorer, have a photo with Krusty the GIANT burrowing crayfish, find your carbon footprint, meaure-trees, there's face painting, badge making, hot dogs and giveaways.

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Be wary of carbon cash bonanza claims

DATE: 30/05/2011

Claims that locking up vast tracts of native forest would bring a cash bonanza to Tasmania should be treated with caution.

Forestry Tasmania has warned predictions by environmental groups of a $500m bonanza were likely to create false hope.

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