Posted by: Bob Payne | September 16, 2011

Forestry peace deal hurdle cleared in Tasmania

Signatories to Tasmania’s forest peace deal have reached an important agreement, deciding on what constitutes a high-conservation value forest. The definition has been one of the major sticking points to a lasting peace deal between environment groups and the timber industry. An academic, Professor Jonathan West, was given the task of brokering an agreement and it had to be signed off by last Saturday.

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