Statement for media
South East Forest groups "not unhappy" at Collapse of Tassie talks
Local forest campaigners are among many mainland groups who are not unhappy at the apparent collapse of the Tasmanian forest agreement talks, according to regional forest campaigner, Harriett Swift, convener of the Chipstop campaign.
Ms Swift said that the Pacific market for native forest woodchips is now small and diminishing and this is no time to be dreaming up new ways to breathe new life into it.
"South east NSW campaigners have watched with increasing dismay as industry pressure has forced the dilution or abandonment of most of the important principles which formed the basis of the Tassie talks 2 years ago."
"We held fears that whatever was agreed in Tasmania was intended by Government and industry to become the model in other States and are relieved that the model foreshadowed in the interim agreement will not be foisted on us," she said.
28 October 2012