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Victorian law change abandons native forests to loggers

Lisa Caripis, Research Fellow, Centre for Resources Energy and Environmental Law at University of Melbourne The Conversation, 27 May 2013 https://theconversation.com/victorian-law-change-abandons-native-forests-to-loggers-14113 At the end of this month, the Victorian...

Loggers Will Own Victoria’s Forests

By Nicholas Croggon. 7 May 2013. Published on newmatilda.com (http://newmatilda.com) The Victorian Government is on the verge of handing over control of the state’s forests to an unprofitable, poorly-regulated logging corporation – potentially for decades,...

VicForests attacked over logging plan

Tom Arup Environment editor, The Age. May 16, 2013. http://www.theage.com.au/environment/vicforests-attacked-over-logging-plan-20130516-2jp28.html Victoria’s state-owned timber company will reduce logging by 25 per cent in the bushfire-ravaged mountain ash...

Fears for Leadbeater’s possum

April 9, 2013 Tom Arup http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/fears-for-leadbeaters-possum-20130408-2hhde.html The Napthine government has quietly dumped controversial proposed changes to the state’s timber code allowing loggers to seek exemptions from laws...

The decline and fall of the forest’s grand old masters

December 10, 2012. Bridie Smith. http://www.theage.com.au/national/the-decline-and-fall-of-the-forests-grand-old-masters-20121209-2b3ln.html RESEARCHERS have put the globe’s big old trees on a par with animals such as whales, lions and tigers that have low...