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Kim Booth:

FOREST MINISTER MORPHS INTO FORESTRY TASMANIA’S LAPDOG
As Rogue Agency Forestry Tasmania Continues to Thumb Nose at Minister and Dictate Policy
Kim Booth MP
Greens Forestry spokesperson

The Tasmanian Greens today continued to seek the truth about whether or not rogue agency Forestry Tasmania has wilfully attempted to damage the Forest Principles Agreement, by entering into new contracts since the signing of the Forest Principles on 14 December 2010.

Greens Forestry spokesperson Kim Booth MP said this is the third time that Forest Minister, Bryan Green, has refused to answer questions about the continued logging or roading of areas agreed to be reserved under the Forest Principle, signing by rogue agency Forestry Tasmania.

“Clearly rogue agency Forestry Tasmania has morphed Minister Green into a lapdog and are the ones barking the orders,” Mr Booth said.

“Minister Green has failed now for the third time to answer a direct question as to whether Forestry Tasmania continues to log or road into high conservation forests against the Forest Principles agreed areas signed in late 2010.”

“Blowing a gasket in Parliament in a desperate attempt to deflect from the question only confirms the fact that rogue agency Forestry Tasmania has entered into new contracts since December last year.”

“Clearly Forestry Tasmania have continued to ignore the Minister and sabotage the Principles and apparently entered into contracts that defy the Minister.”

“If it takes a Parliamentary Inquiry to get to the bottom of this matter, then the Greens will seriously look at that option.”

“Who is running this state? Forestry Tasmania or the Government?”

“Who is setting forestry policy? Forestry Tasmania or the Minister?” Mr Booth said.