Petitioning NSW Shadow minister for the Environment Luke Foley and 3 others
This petition will be delivered to:
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.

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.


Letter to
NSW Shadow minister for the Environment Luke Foley
Member for Eden Monaro Peter Hendy MP
Minister for Industry Hon Ian Macfarlane MP
and 1 other
Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon MP
Tony Abbott has said:"I have more respect for your money than to just write blank cheques to industries which, let's face it, have been very good at using taxpayers' money, but haven't always been that good at maintaining production and jobs.”- ABCTV Lateline 5 August 2013
http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2013/s3818773.htm
Please do not force taxpayers to subsidise native forest woodchipping. 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.