Nationwide end to native logging sought

Friday 25 Aug 2023

Nationwide, the Australian native timber industry's survival is under threat. Victoria has banned native logging on Crown land from next year.

A similar ban in Western Australia, the first Australian state to stop native logging, will apply from January 2024. And a court action to halt logging is currently underway in Tasmania and New South Wales.

The Greens, environment groups, and sections of the federal Labor Party all want a nationwide end to native logging. A motion to end logging across Australia was defeated at the Labor Party's national conference in Brisbane last week, after strong lobbying from senior Labor figures. But the pressure is still on at the state level.

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Source: ABC News

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