Peter Hendy MP: Please do not force taxpayers to subsidise native forest woodchipping.
  • Petitioning Luke Foley

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NSW Shadow minister for the Environment
Luke Foley
Member for Eden Monaro
Peter Hendy MP
Minister for Industry
Hon Ian Macfarlane MP
Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon MP

Peter Hendy MP: Please do not force taxpayers to subsidise native forest woodchipping.

    1. Harriett Swift
    2. Petition by

      Harriett Swift

      Bega, Australia

It’s time to let our native forests do their real job again as homes for wildlife, carbon stores and protectors of soil & water
The international market has clearly rejected native forest woodchips. It is not your job to prop it up again at taxpayers’ expense.
For over 40 years Governments have subsidised this industry with underpriced logs, direct cash grants for industry promotion, profligate industry restructuring schemes, exemption from local government rates, fuel tax exemptions, uncompensated road damage by log trucks, port facilities, damage to the marine environment, unmeasured and untaxed carbon emissions and that’s not counting the damage to soil and water and the death and suffering of countless native birds and animals. Taxpayers should not be conscripted into sending more good money after bad to prop up this destructive industry.

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    • David Shaw NICHOLLS, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Protect our koala habitat

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    • Anne Marett CENTRAL TILBA, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      To protect our environment, our water, our air and the biodiversity all around us. Now is the time, soon it will be too late.

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    • Alex. Bowles PYRAMID HILL, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Logging causes Bushfires

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    • Taro Keefe TABULAM, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This a grossly negligent industry. That which was done to the super trawler is desperately needed for Australian native forest.

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    • Joanne Adams AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Protect our native forests and the animals that call it home! To do anything less is to condemn native Australian flora and fauna to extinction!

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