Original article by Tessa Akerman
The Australian – Page: 2 : 8-Nov-19
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced on 7 November that old growth logging has now been banned, and that native timber harvests will end in 2030. He said that paper processor Australian Paper would move to full plantation-based supply, while the Victorian government will allocate $120 million over 10 years to help the native timber industry transition from native trees to plantation logs. However, Victorian Nationals leader Peter Walsh claims whole communities will be destroyed as a result of Andrews’ actions, while Victorian Association of Forest Industries chief Tim Johnston claimed the government had given into pressure from vocal environmental groups.
VICTORIA. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, VICTORIAN ASSOCIATION OF FOREST INDUSTRIES