The Bill brought to Parliament today by the Greens was nothing more than a stunt designed to fail.
Shadow Resources Minister Shane Broad said if successful, the Greens’ Bill would have destroyed the Tasmanian native timber industry with no consultation or compensation.
“Today the Greens brought a Bill into Parliament to tear up the legislated quota of 137,000 cubic metres of high-quality sawlogs every year until 2027,” Dr Broad said.
“This Bill threatened the whole Tasmanian native timber industry and could have resulted in thousands of timber workers waking up tomorrow without jobs, with absolutely no warning.
“Thankfully, the Greens’ Bill was a stunt that was designed to fail.
“Tasmania has net zero carbon emissions, half our state is in reserves and every logged coupe is regenerated.
“I challenge the Greens to identify where in the world native hardwood should come from or if they now support carbon emitting alternatives like concrete, steel, aluminium and plastic.”
Shane Broad MP
Shadow Resources Minister