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Hodgman funds forestry damage-control PR campaign and a ‘Growth Strategy’ it doesn’t support

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On the eve of a Legislative Council vote on his divisive and illogical forestry legislation, The Wilderness Society has questioned Premier Will Hodgman’s budget allocations to forestry related initiatives, including the implementation of a Strategic Growth Plan that runs counter to its forestry legislation and a $450,000 public relations campaign that looks like a pre-election damage control slush fund.
 
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Budget must boost parks funding

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Funding for Tasmania’s Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) must be significantly increased in the 2017 Budget to give it the resources needed to protect our natural and cultural heritage values, said two of the key stakeholders in our conservation reserve system.
 
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Forestry Advisory Council growth plan makes a mockery of Hodgman plan to log reserved forests

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A long-awaited ‘Strategic Growth Plan’ by the government-appointed Ministerial Advisory Council on Forestry makes no recommendation that Premier Hodgman reverses high-conservation-value forest reserves for logging. The document actually highlights the protected status of the land Mr Hodgman is targeting for logging, making a virtue out of the fact that ‘52% of Tasmania’s forests are protected in reserves.’ (page 8)
 

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