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Supporting Australian Forest Industries

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To the Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

The petition of the undersigned shows:
Australia's forestry community, workers and businesses object to misleading campaigns by environmental groups that aim to shut down Australia's native forestry industries.

The petitioners request that the Senate:
*   Recognise that native forestry industries make social, economic and environmental   contributions to regions throughout Australia which include:

- Timber, fibre and biomass resources
- Employment for tens of thousands of Australian workers
- Greater carbon mitigation than unmanaged forests
- Habitat for wildlife
- Recreation and tourism
- Bush fire mitigation

*  Ensure the forestry industry can continue to access native timber resources for sustainable managed harvest

Condemn the campaigns of misinformation that are deliberately damaging the livelihoods of thousands of Australians

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Senator Richard Colbeck Tasmanian Liberal Senator Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Forestry I support growing our forestry industries, not shutting them down.


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