Tag Archives: Forestry Tasmania

The hard slog of changing entrenched attitudes

We need to acknowledge the effort and skill that went into achieving the “manifestly imperfect” forestry agreement. [7 May 2013 | Peter Boyer] What was that all about? Did last week’s passage of the Tasmanian Forests Agreement Bill signify the … Continue reading

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On being thankful for small mercies

Sustainability policy is moving at a snail’s pace in Tasmania, but elsewhere things are moving even more slowly. [13 November 2012 | Peter Boyer] There’s a story going round that Tasmania is a basket case. With a near-empty kitty we … Continue reading

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At last, an independent assessment of our forest carbon

The arrival of a comprehensive assessment of Tasmania’s forest carbon is a victory for commonsense over ideology. Ideology is the curse of modern humanity. That’s the message from wars and social strife in our time. We couldn’t have built democratic … Continue reading

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