Tuesday 19 June 2018
Logging our State forests is unsustainable. It drives biodiversity loss, pollutes our waters and contributes to climate change. Alarmingly operations are intensifying and traditionally protected areas like old growth forests could be at risk from a drive to supply timber.
There is no such thing as ‘sustainable forestry’ and we urgently need to develop a transition plan that creates new opportunities for regional communities like forest conservation, national parks and tourism, sustainable plantations and different industries like oyster farming. Forestry jobs are declining and a creative and resourceful government would find a solution that protects the long term future of forests.
Business as usual is not an option and in Parliament I opposed the government bill that will prolong logging until there is almost nothing left. My speech is HERE.
Don't forget the National Parks Association of NSW, Nature Conservation Council and Wilderness Society forest logging report launch I’m hosting in Parliament 6.30-8.30pm Wednesday 20 June. Learn about native timber logging impacts and what you can do to change this HERE. There’s also a rally to stand up for public native forests and wildlife outside Parliament Thursday 12.30-1.15pm, information HERE.