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February 28, 2021

Logging in parks

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Paul Brecht, Mullumbimby

First, there was a push by the Shooters and Fishers Party to allow shooters into state forests.

Now it’s in national parks, to shoot ferals?

Second, now their push, with the help of the O’Farrell regime, is to allow Forestry NSW to log in national parks.

Is there no end to this party and the coalition trying to destroy all the areas under protection?

Surely the amount of logging that goes on in state forests is enough; if not, then a better management plan by Forestry NSW should be implemented for a sustainable industry. Don’t you think?


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  1. Using Hemp for paper & other products will end forest destruction..its a great deal more efficient, less costly, & sustainable, and its larger use will end attack on natural forests.
    You may know Henry Ford was starting to make cars out of Hemp, and wanted to use Hemp for a fuel, for instance. Of course, competing interests, big oil for one, put an end to that..for their profits only..ignoring a better choice and common sense, long ago.
    Oil will go away as it runs out, and clean energies are used instead.
    The forests don’t need to go away with it at all. Save the forests, don’t exploit and destroy them and all its life.
    There is a much better choice..Hemp & no forest damage or loss. Duh!

  2. I agree, Paul. It’s time we stopped using trees, especially old growth. Why not switch to Industrial Hemp for paper, houses, clothing, food, fuel? It’s time! It’s time for a lot of things to change and if we don’t change, we simply won’t survive…..

  3. Yes…plantation timber only…never old growth…..it has been proven economically sustainable in the more enlightened areas of Australia.

    O’Farrell’s incompetance does not stop there..how about the winding back on Marine Parks and more broken promises on Planning Laws (see White Paper now touring at various towns around NSW). How many LNP politicians (and Labor)go into senior positions in the coal industry and other environmentally unfriendly businesses and those ripping off the taxpayer, air travellers etc?


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