Read here. Mainstream left/progressive politicians, influenced by radical green organizations, are set to destroy the iconic and famous wood ship building industry in Tasmania. The industry is based on unique 400-year old wood from forests. The amount of good quality wood needed on an annual basis is not great but the greens have managed to push through a policy that would exclude close to 100% of all logging in forests that supply this special wood.
“Details of the sham agreement are spreading far and wide and I am now being contacted by boat builders who fear Tasmania’s wooden boat building industry will be ruined...Despite the fact that 90 per cent of two key iconic species, Celery Top Pine and King Bill Pine, are already in reserves the Greens are still not satisfied...More than 70 per cent of remaining sources of these timbers are in the 430,000 hectares rubber stamped by former Wilderness Society director Jonathan West in his flimsy advice accepted by the Prime Minister and the Premier last week...The wooden boat industry has an estimated annual value of $50 million but without a timber supply it has no future."