Edward Tresler, Byron Bay
Re ‘MPs shocked at forest “devastation”’ (Echonetdaily, June 28).
The best way to stop this sort of vandalism is to introduce mandatory prison sentences for the loggers, the directors of logging companies and government officials including ministers who are found to be responsible for this sort of illegality.
The risk of three months in prison will be enough to deter future illegal logging. Same goes for property developers who illegally clearfell reserves to make roads or for sub-divisions. Just fining them is not sufficient.
By the way, the Liberal Party always trash the environment in every state they are elected to. Same thing in WA, QLD etc. Labor are better but often also over-influenced by neanderthal unions or a bias to jobs at all costs.