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Tasmanian plantation complaints referred to ASIC and the Bacon Govt.

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Senator Lyn Allison Senator for Victoria

Press Release Dated: 9 Oct 2000 Press Release Number: 00/626 Portfolio: Energy and Resources Related: Environment

Tasmanian plantation complaints referred to ASIC and the Bacon Govt Democrat Senator Lyn Allison, Chair of the Senate Environment, Communications, IT and the Arts Committee, today referred allegations made by the Native Forest Network Southern Hemisphere (NFNSH) about Tasmania’s plantation industry, to the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) and the Tasmanian Premier, Mr Jim Bacon.

Senator Allison said serious allegations were made to the Senate Committee at its Hobart inquiry - Australia’s Response to Global Warming, including that:

· prospectuses are exaggerating the potential economic value of carbon sequestration,

· some landowners are being intimidated by forestry employees and politicians into selling their land at reduced rates, and

· regional Tasmanian communities are suffering significant impacts as a result of plantations.

“The Tasmanian State Government did not appear at this hearing and subsequently we have been unable to substantiate these allegations. We have, however, now recommended that the Tasmanian Government, in cooperation with local councils, farmers’ organisations, and the forestry industry investigate the concerns about plantation developments raised by the Native Forest Network Southern Hemisphere,” Senator Allison said.


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