TASMANIAN FORESTS INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT

Mrs ARMITAGE ( Launceston ) - I will not go over a lot of the things that have been said. The Triabunna mill was on my agenda but I will leave that because I think it has been adequately mentioned by the member for Rumney. I may not have many native forests or trees in my electorate of Launceston but I am sure that many in my electorate work in those areas and, of course, the economy is stable because of forestry. Tasmanian forests have been managed sustainably for hundreds of years and Tasmania has a history of productive land management which has made a significant contribution to the Tasmanian community. I agree that we need to support our Tasmanian forest industry workers and I support t

GUNNS LIMITED RESIDUAL LEGAL RIGHTS - SOLICITOR-GENERAL'S ADVICE

Tuesday 20 September 2011 Mrs ARMITAGE ( Launceston ) - I certainly make it clear that I will be supporting the motion before us. I will not be reiterating everything that has been said and I agree with most of it. The money that is going to Gunns belongs to the taxpayers of Tasmania and it is their money. Comments were made here from the Government, from Lara Giddings, on Monday 29 August where she says over the past week Wise Lord and Ferguson has been reviewing all available evidence including legal opinion that Gunns Limited has residual legal rights over native forest contracts that can best extinguish through a legal settlement. All I can say is if that is the case then obviously, as I

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