A Legislative Council Committee investigating the transition out of logging in most Tasmanian native forests wants the forestry peace deal to be postponed. Chaired by Greg Hall, the committee was made up of Rosemary Armitage, Ruth Forrest, Vanessa Goodwin, Paul Harriss and Jim Wilkinson
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Call to halt forestry peace talks
A Legislative Council Committee investigating the transition out of logging in most Tasmanian native forests wants the forestry peace deal to be postponed.
The Upper House Committee began investigating the move out of Tasmania’s native forests in April.
Over the past two months, it has heard from industry stakeholders on both sides of the debate.
This morning committee member, Western Tiers MLC Greg Hall, called for a halt to the Statement of Principles until several fundamental criteria are met.
“The Statement of Principles is not an agreement on transition but rather a set of principles agreed by the signatories and it is not at all clear whether transition is to be complete or partial,” Mr Hall said.
“Little, if any, consideration has been given to the views of, and impacts on, the non-signatory stakeholders through the development of any agreement.”
He says the deal focuses on environmental outcomes to the detriment of social and economic factors.