Liberal Nationals move to establish inquiry into timber ban

  Daniel Andrews won’t stand up for Victoria’s sustainable native timber industry, but the Liberal Nationals will. The Liberal Nationals have today introduced a motion to State Parliament to establish an inquiry into the Andrews Labor Government’s destructive plan to cut Victoria’s native timber industry and thousands of Victorian jobs. The inquiry would report back…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor, A plan to lock up more of our state forests threatens the future of timber harvesting, hunting, prospecting, horse riding, camping and 4WDing in Victoria’s central west. The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council’s (VEAC) Central West investigation recommended locking up vast areas of Mount Cole, Wombat and Wellsford state forests and in the Pyrenees…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor, Timber contractors have worked tirelessly to help our bushfire-affected communities to recover, but Daniel Andrews has still continued his war with them. Nearly 100 workers were put out of a job this week when the Andrews Government cancelled contracts for timber coupes in East Gippsland. It’s a slap in the face to people…

Plantation estate decreasing under Labor

Labor’s Agriculture Minister still can’t answer basic questions on the Andrews Government’s decision to destroy Victoria’s sustainable timber industry. Three weeks after Daniel Andrews dropped the axe on thousands of Victorian timber jobs, today Jaclyn Symes still couldn’t say how many hectares of new plantations will be established. The Minister also failed to explain why…

Timber industry plea: Dan, don’t destroy our jobs

Daniel Andrews and his Labor MPs shamefully refused to walk out to the front steps of State Parliament to meet Victorian timber workers today. Timber workers were in Melbourne to rally against the Andrews Government’s senseless native timber ban and send a clear message: “Dan, don’t destroy timber jobs”. The Liberal Nationals have pledged to…

Native timber ban about politics, not people

On a second day of intense questioning in State Parliament, Premier Daniel Andrews couldn’t answer allegations that his new VicForests CEO is telling timber workers Labor’s ban is a purely political decision based on ideology. The Andrews Labor Government also would not respond to concerns that the mental health of people in the industry was…

Liberal Nationals fight Daniel Andrews’ timber ban

Daniel Andrews has been caught out lying to regional Victorians about his Labor Government’s short-sighted decision to shut down Victoria’s native timber industry. Today in State Parliament, the Premier was asked how much high-quality appearance-grade plantation timber will be ready to harvest when Labor’s native timber ban starts in 2030. In refusing to answer, Daniel…