Time for answers on timber industry

The Agriculture Minister’s recent hollow announcements around timber plantations does nothing for security of the local industry, says Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.   “When you have the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining And Energy Union (CFMMEU), slamming a Labor policy, it’s a fair indication it is seriously flawed.   “The CFMMEU says the policy…

Permanent firewood shortage looming

East Gippsland firewood merchants and timber harvesters are warning this winter’s firewood shortage is likely just a foretaste of a permanent shortage should the government proceed with its plans to end native timber harvesting in the state.   Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, says the suspension of timber harvesting after the bushfires is…

Ongoing Carbon innovation funding commitment needed

The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath has congratulated Australian Carbon Innovation (ACI) on securing a one year funding reprieve from the Andrew Government. Ms Bath said the funding announcement was overdue with ACI having a significant track record in innovative research and development. “Having personally made multiple representations in State Parliament advocating…