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Sitting Labor MP Justine Elliot, who is contesting the local federal seat on May 18, has rejected claims that her party’s plans for native forest logging is ‘poised to repeat the mistakes of the past and fails to learn from international experience’.

Lobbyists National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) is calling on Labor to ‘honour its previous commitment to review Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) in light of up-to-date science on climate change and threatened species.’

The Echo asked if an elected Labor would review RFAs. She replied Labor’s forestry policy ‘does not open the door to burning native forests for electricity’.

She said, ‘Labor supports proper, independent, and full scientific assessments of RFA outcomes as part of the agreed framework’.

‘This includes all relevant science, including climate science and impacts on threatened species’.


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4 COMMENTS

  1. So is this a YES, we (labor) will review the Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) in light of up-to-date science on climate change and threatened species, or is it something else? Like later, or never?

  2. Give us a straight answer!!! Our most important carbon sink, water storage and soil creation system is at risk to be BURNT in furnaces @ $4/ tonne and subsidised by taxpayers!! Claiming it’s “renewable”, and deceptively stuck in with TRUE renewables as “Biomass” which is just “forest or sawmill waste” . That is a LIE. They deem any tree that is not going to be chopped up for lumber a ‘waste’. Trees are HOMES for our 1000+ threatened species, not WASTE!!

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