RMIT/ABC Fact Check on Prescribed Burning is Wrong
Spokesperson for South East Timber Association (SETA) Peter Rutherford, a forestry scientist of 40 years standing, claims the RMIT/ABC fact check on prescribed burning rates in NSW had failed to compare correct data sets.
“Fire researcher, Dr Philip Zylstra stated that prescribed burning rates have increased markedly in NSW and claimed that burning by state agencies was at a peak” he said.
“Yet official statistics published by the Rural Fire Service (RFS) show his statements are misleading. His attempts to reword his general