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Coal seam gas company approved to bulldoze koala habitat

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  Turnbull Government-approved QGC to clear 54ha for new CSG wells on Queensland's Western Downs [1] Approval comes a week after Queensland Government report says koala populations have dropped 80% A week after a report highlighted plummeting koala populations, the Turnbull Government has approved coal seam gas company QGC to bulldoze 54 hectares of koala habitat.
 
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Andrews Government needs to promote industry reform and forest conservation while supporting workers

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With the news that Australian Sustainable Hardwoods intends to close its Heyfield mill, the Andrews Government must lead to create a sustainable industry and to protect Victoria's forests. “Victorians want solutions that protect the environment and put industry on a truly sustainable footing, including to secure regional jobs—both in the industry and in the other significant sectors of tourism and agriculture,” said Wilderness Society Victorian Campaigns Manager Amelia Young.
 
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Call for Hodgman to reconsider FT plantation sale after Heyfield plantation-based sawmill move

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The concept of the Hayfield sawmill relocating to Tasmania to process low-grade Eucalyptus nitens plantation logs into high value-sawn timber products signals a welcome technological development in the processing of plantation timber and highlights the short-sightedness of the Hodgman Government’s sell-off of publicly-owned nitens plantation resource to subsidise Forestry Tasmania’s native forest logging operations.
 
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Heyfield wood supply problematic, no matter who owns sawmill

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  Sawmill uses Mountain Ash forests that are critically endangered Forests are in need of protection Governments and mills owners knew of looming wood supply issues Reports that the Victorian Government may buy the Heyfield timber mill do not fix the problems with the mill’s wood supply.
 

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