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Hodgman: rule out taxpayer subsidy for logging in conservation reserves

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Premier Will Hodgman’s draft plan to log old growth and rainforests within Tasmania’s Reserve Estate demonstrates that a sawmill’s ‘capacity to pay’ for logs is likely to be less than the real cost of producing those logs, prompting calls for Premier Hodgman to rule out subsidising rainforest logging.
 
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Hodgman’s rainforest logging plan in reserves a chance for public voice

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IMAGE: Reserved takayna/Tarkine rainforest: available for logging | Rob Blakers
 
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Hodgman Government hails cost-shifting accounting and impending Forestry subsidy as a defining achievement

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The Hodgman Government continues to be out of touch with the reality of structural challenges facing the logging industry, celebrating a projected improvement to the state-owned logging agency’s bottom line and conveniently ignoring the fact that this is due to taxpayers absorbing millions of dollars of recurring costs.
 
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Government publishes updated Reserve Estate figures; proves Barnett wrong

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The Tasmanian Government’s Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and the Environment (DPIPWE) has recently published updated figures on the Tasmanian Reserve Estate that prove forestry Minister Guy Barnett is completely wrong when he tries to argue that the 356,000ha of high conservation value forests in Future Potential Production Forest (FPPF) tenure are ‘not reserves’.
 

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