Protecting Tasmanian forestry from impacts of Labor’s Victoria lock-ups

Government of Tasmania
July 9, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: International

HOBART, Tasmania — Our Government’s support for Tasmanian forestry and forestry workers has been rock solid and will continue. Minister for Resources, Felix Ellis, said Labor’s decision to end native forestry in Victoria virtually overnight poses a significant challenge for Tasmania, even with our strong Buy Local Policy. …”While the contract reported in recent media was signed by STT at arm’s length from Government, we are already seeking advice around how we can best support Tasmanian forestry from the fallout of Victorian Labor’s catastrophic decision. …“This Liberal Government has demonstrated our commitment to local industry by creating the Buy Local Policy to ensure the value of Tasmanian businesses is recognised when awarding tenders, so that we give local suppliers every opportunity to create jobs to grow Tasmania’s economy. Our focus has always been on growing the Tasmanian timber industry.” 

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