Coalition accuses green groups of misleading public on forestry agreements | Environment

The government has accused green groups of deliberately misleading the Australian people by raising concerns about the roll over of long term logging agreements. The accusations from federal assistant agriculture minister senator Anne Ruston were revealed after Guardian Australia reported the government itself had discussed concerns that the agreements were …

NSW Labor refuses to approve forestry agreements based on ‘out-of-date’ science | Environment

NSW Labor has demanded that climate change be on the table as part of a full scientific assessment of the state‚Äôs regional forest agreements (RFAs), which are set to expire over the next two years. Penny Sharpe, opposition environment spokeswoman, said NSW Labor would not sign off on proposed extensions …

Ministerial documents reveal Commonwealth concerns about ‘old science’ and ‘validity’ of forest agreements

Ministerial documents reveal Commonwealth concerns about ‘old science’ and ‘validity’ of forest agreements

Posted March 21, 2018 16:36:11 Photo: The Commonwealth is concerned the science underpinning RFAs in four states is “now quite old”. (ABC News: Lyn Orrego) Related Story: Logging conflict brewing again in NSW south east forests Related Story: Regional Forest Agreements deemed a failure The Federal Government is staring down …