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Government plans to sell plantations threatens FSC and PEFC certification

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Media Release 19 November 2015
New analysis by the Wilderness Society has revealed that the Tasmanian Government’s plans to force the sale of plantations could fatally undermine Forestry Tasmania’s (FT) international market certification.
Forestry Tasmania’s 2014-15 Annual Report confirmed the Government is pressing ahead with plans to sell Forestry Tasmania owned plantations.
The briefing paper *Plantation Asset Sales and Forestry Tasmania’s Market Certification *shows that any

Queensland landholder destroys 60,000ha of bushland home to threatened species without federal assessment

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Bulldozers must have been operating seven days a week, governments too slow to actFederal Environment Minister Greg Hunt must seek prosecution and remediationPalaszczuk Government must close LNP loopholes that allow bushland destruction
Strathmore Station owner Scott Harris has wiped out some 58,000 hectares (580 square kilometres) of woodlands home to threatened species without getting the needed assessment from the Federal Government.
Harris received a Queensland government permit under the Newman LNP government only because


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The Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union (CFMEU), the Victorian Association of Forest
Industries (VAFI) and the Wilderness Society (TWS) have today welcomed the establishment of the
Forest Industry Taskforce by the Andrews Government, in line with its 2014 election commitment.
The Taskforce provides a forum and process for dialogue and leadership amongst major stakeholders in
the forest, fibre and wood products industries, unions and forest conservation groups.
Over the last 6

The Wilderness Society congratulates Tasmanian Australian of the Year, Jane Hutchinson

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The Wilderness Society extends its congratulations to Jane Hutchinson and her team at the Tasmanian Land Conservancy for her recognition as the 2016 Tasmanian Australian of the Year.

Expert internal advice to Government identified logging will ‘significantly affect World Heritage values’

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Government says no logging unless UNESCO agrees, but UNESCO decision already rejects loggingAdvice from NPWACi , the Governments’ own expert advisory body on World Heritage, has been obtained under freedom of information and reveals that both state and federal governments have known since at least March that their proposal to log oldgrowth rainforests within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) will negatively impact World Heritage values.