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’.