Category Archives: forest science

Government blindness spells doom for an ailing company

Will Hodgman and Paul Harriss have allowed mindless ideology to trump common sense, to the detriment of Forestry Tasmania. When representatives of industry, timber workers and the conservation movement signed an accord back in 2011, some of us hoped Tasmania’s … Continue reading

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How trees give our emissions a sweeter smell

Governments in Hobart and Canberra have discovered that trees make their carbon accounts look good, but it’s a con. You won’t believe this, but both the Tasmanian and national governments are into tree-hugging. They mightn’t believe it either. I’ll explain. … Continue reading

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Emissions Reduction Fund remains a mystery

Huge holes remain to be filled in the “centrepiece” of government climate policy. [6 May 2014 | Peter Boyer] The Abbott government’s first major climate policy statement since it was elected last September was quietly slipped into the public domain … Continue reading

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