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Firefighting efforts acknowledged and applauded - remote fire fighting capacity in dire need.

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The Wilderness Society today welcomed the efforts of all firefighters, including interstate and volunteer firefighters and acknowledged the incredible commitment of our firefighters and the scale of the fire challenge facing Tasmania.
“It’s inspiring to see how firefighters from all over the country are willing to travel anywhere to help fellow Australians,” said Wilderness Society spokesperson Vica Bayley.
Protecting people and property is of paramount importance, but the Society notes that the Government has not ye

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