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Minister challenges logging advice

Adam Morton January 24, 2011 http://www.theage.com.au/environment/conservation/minister-challenges-logging-advice-20110123-1a17y.html VICTORIA'S new forestry minister has challenged scientific warnings that the timber industry is putting endangered species at risk of extinction, arguing that only a fraction of the state's forest habitat is logged. Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh, whose portfolio includes responsibility for state forests, denied claims the forest industry was in crisis, but said it was ailing, after years of gradual cuts to timber allocation from state forests stymied investment. The Coalition has promised to restore industry ...


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