Native Forest Estate Policy a ‘positive step forward’

05 June 2017

The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) has worked closely with the Government on the State’s Permanent Native Forest Estate Policy.

“We are pleased with the position that the Government has now taken,’’ TFGA CEO Peter Skillern said.

“Comments that this policy will mean an ‘open slather’ are ill-informed. The Nature Conservation Act and the EPBC Act will still apply, and clearances will be overseen, from a governance point of view, by the Forest Practices Authority.

“This is a positive step forward for agriculture in Tasmania as we seek to meet the increasing global demand for food.”