Updated: April 22, 2010
Gunns Board reform: major breakthrough
The Wilderness Society has been working cooperatively with shareholders, investors and other stakeholders to end the conflict over forestry and achieve a win-win outcome for jobs and the environment.
At times this has seemed unachievable but there has now been a major breakthrough.
John Gay and Robin Gray have been forced to step down from the Board of Gunns and any further involvement with the company or its subsidiaries.
This is the biggest breakthrough in 20 years which creates the circumstances to achieve permanent and lasting resolution to the conflict over forestry in Tasmania.
The Wilderness Society congratulates Gunns' major shareholders on this initiative to set a new direction and as a first step to creating a sustainable industry.
We'll continue working tirelessly to keep the pressure on Gunns Board and the Tasmanian Government. If you haven't already done so, please make a tax-deductible donation before 30 June towards this vital campaign.
Watch clips from ABC's Lateline - 10 June 2010
Pt. 1 Story background
Community consultation the way forward: Gunns >>
Pt. 2 Lateline presenter Tony Jones interviews prominent businessman Geoffrey Cousins
Gunns could have changed business practices: Cousins >>
For more information, please contact:
The Wilderness Society Tasmania Inc
130 Davey Street, TAS, 7000 Australia
Phone: (03) 6224 1550 | Fax: (03) 6223 5112