Questions Without Notice – Timber Release Plan 2
21 February 2019
Mr Walsh : My question is to the Premier. Premier 2500 forestry jobs and a further 1400 jobs at Australian Paper in the Morwell area are at risk because your government has refused to sign the timber release plans that were supposed to be finalised last July. VicForests is now standing down forestry contractors because without a new signed timber release plan the supply of available timber has been removed from the industry. So that these jobs are not lost to the Gippsland community Premier will you immediately intervene to save these jobs by having the timber release plans signed?