Essential Report

Deadlock Broken: A Historic Agreeement in Tasmania’s Forests

Oct 20, 2010

A LANDMARK forest peace pact signed this week in Hobart between environmentalists and the forest industry has been presented the Premier David Bartlett.

Shortly before noon, Environment Tasmania director Phil Pullinger and Ed Vincent from the Tasmanian Forest Contractor’s Association, presented Mr Bartlett with a Statement of Principles to begin a longer-term agreement for the Tasmanian forest industry.

The deal marks the first critical stage in bringing an end to the three decades-long conflict in Tasmania’s ancient forests.

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