The Tasmanian Forest Products Association welcomes today’s high court finding that rejects yet another legal challenge from the BBF, says CEO Nick Steel.
“The Tasmanian forest industry has always acted according to strict state and federal conservation laws, and our industry goes to extraordinary lengths in working with conservationists and scientists on threatened species issues.”
“Challenge after challenge from the Bob Brown Foundation does nothing to contribute to the good work being undertaken in this area. It is time for these professional protesters to accept the umpire’s decision and catch up to the rest of the world in valuing Tasmania’s modern and responsible forest industry,” said Mr Steel.
“Forestry practices have undertaken monumental reforms since Bob’s days in the bush. In Tasmania we are leading the world in responsible forest management and conservation, and we welcome the BBF to take a fresh look at what is being done and join with us in being a part of the solution.”