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Studies Relating To Forestry

Timeline of Forestry Studies in Australia, dating back to 1946.

2005

  • Tasmanian Community Forest Agreement
    A joint commitment of the Australian and Tasmanian Governments to enhance protection of Tasmania's forest environment and provide growth in the forest industry and forestry jobs.
  • House of Representatives Select Committee on Agriculture
    Inquiry into pests. Dealt with the use of chemicals and with browsing damage management.

2004

  • Productivity Commission
    Impacts of Native Vegetation and Biodiversity Regulations. Dealt with restrictions to establishment of plantations.

2003

  • Tasmania Together Progress Board
    Development of an indicator for the sustainable management of oldgrowth forests; development of an action plan to set a timetable and interim targets for benchmark 24.2.1(b) - phase out of clearfelling in oldgrowth forests by 2010.
  • Tasmania Together Progress Board
    Review of request to defer the 1st January 2003 benchmark.
  • House of Representatives Standing Committee on Environment and Heritage
    Inquiry into employment in the environment sector.
  • Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee
    Inquiry into the Plantation Forests Industry.
  • Resource Planning and Development Commission
    Inquiry on the Progress with the Implementation of the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement. Final Recommendations Report.

2001

  • Natural Resources Management Ministerial Council
    National Framework for the Management and Monitoring of Australia's Native Vegetation.
  • Dept of Environment and Heritage National Forest
    Inventory.

1999

  • The Ryan Report
    Review of Log Segregation and Utilisation in Tasmania.
  • Resource Planning and Development Commission
    Inquiry into Areas to be Reserved under the Tasmania-Commonwealth Regional Forest Agreement - Final Recommendations Report: Comprehensive, Adequate and Representative Reserves.
  • ARMCANZ
    Managing Natural Resources in Rural Australia for a Sustainable Future.

1998

  • Industry Commission
    Inquiry into Ecologically Sustainable Land Management. A Full Repairing Lease. Report 60.

1997

  • The Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Tasmania
    Regional Forest Agreement.
  • Australian National Audit Office
    Commonwealth Natural Resources Management and Environment Programs: Australia's Land, Water and Vegetation Resources. Audit Report 36.
  • Joint ANZEEC & Ministerial Council on Forestry, Fisheries and Aquaculture
    Nationally Agreed Criteria for the Establishment of a Comprehensive, Adequate and Representative Reserve System for Forests in Australia.

1996

  • ANZECC
    Nature Conservation on Private Land: Commonwealth, State and Territory Programs.
  • Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee.
    Landcare Policies and Programs for Australia.
  • Commonwealth Department of Primary Industries and Energy (Land Resources Division)
    Review of Tasmanian Plantation Codes of Practice.

1995

  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
    Wood and Paper Industry Strategy.
  • Federal/State Scoping Agreement for Regional Forest Agreement
  • Interim Forest Agreement applied embargo to coupes during assessment.

1994

  • Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators

1993

  • Industry Commission
    Adding Further Value to Australia's Forest Products. Report 32.

1992

  • Council of Australian Governments
    Intergovernmental Agreement on the Environment.
  • Commonwealth of Australia
    National Forest Policy Statement: A New Focus for Australia's Forests.
  • Council of Australian Governments
    National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development.
  • Resource Assessment Commission
    Forest and timber inquiry, Final Report.

1991

  • Ecologically Sustainable Development (working group on forest use)
    Final report.
  • Tasmanian Forests and Forest Industry Council
    "Secure Futures for Forests and People: The Forests and Forest Industry Strategy"
  • National Plantations Advisory Committee
    Final Report.

1990

  • Interdepartmental Working Group for Forest Conservation
    Recommended areas for protection of rainforest, wet eucalypt and dry sclerophyll forest in Tasmania. "RAPs Report"

1998

  • Parliament of Tasmania, Legislative Council
    Report of the Select Committee appointed to inquire into and report upon the recreational use of land and resources in the Central Plateau area.
  • Commission of Inquiry into the Lemonthyme and Southern Forests
    Final Report. "Helsham Inquiry"

1987

  • The Pearse Report
    Tasmanian inquiry into timber rights in Tasmania.
  • Commission of Inquiry into the Lemonthyme and Southern Forests.
    Interim Report.

1986

  • The Nixon Inquiry
    Investigating the future of Jackeys Marsh and the Lemonthyme Forests.

1985

  • Australian Heritage Commission
    Comment on Environmental Impact Statement on Tasmanian Woodchip Exports beyond 1988.
  • Commonwealth Dept. Arts, Heritage and Environment
    Environmental Assessment Report Tasmanian Woodchip Exports beyond 1988.
  • Parliament of Tasmania, Legislative Council
    Select Committee on Woodchip Export.
  • Commonwealth Dept. of Arts, Heritage and Environment
    Rainforest Conservation in Australia.

1984

  • Parliament of Tasmania, Legislative Council
    Report no.49, State Forestry.

1978

  • House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Science and the Environment
    Woodchips and the environment: supplementary report.
  • Cartland, Foot and Ogilvie
    South West Advisory Committee Report.

1977

  • MG Everett and SW Gentle
    Report of the Board of Inquiry into Private Forestry Development in Tasmania.
  • The Callaghan Report
    Inquiry into the Structure of Industry and the Employment Situation in Tasmania.
  • Senate Standing Committee on Science and the Environment
    Woodchips and the Environment.

1976

  • Senate Standing Committee on Science and the Environment
    Interim Report on the Impact on the Australian Environment of the Current Woodchip Industry Programme.

1975

  • Working Group on the Economic and Environmental Aspects of the Export Hardwood Woodchip Industry.

1972

  • Parliament of Tasmania, Legislative Council
    Select Committee on Forest Regeneration.
  • House of Representatives
    Select Committee on Wildlife Conservation.

1971

  • Department of Trade and Industry, Office of Secondary Industry
    Report of the economic study group on the Australian timber industry.

1959

  • Parliament of Tasmania, Legislative Council
    Select Committee on Regeneration of Eucalypt Forests.

1946

  • Royal Commission
    Forestry Administration

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