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Tuesday, 16 November 2004
Page: 108

Senator Brown asked the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 30 July 2004:

With reference to the answer to question on notice no. 3019: Given that the Minister did not provide a defined figure in the answer, for each of the past 5 years, how many tonnes of: (a) carbon dioxide; and (b) other greenhouse gases (itemised), have been released as a result of logging Tasmanian forests.

Senator Ian Campbell (Minister for the Environment and Heritage) —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

The Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO) has not produced an estimate of commercial harvest emissions in Tasmania for the last 5 years. The AGO produces estimates of commercial harvest emissions on a regular basis at the national level only. These are derived from a range of statistical sources, including some Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) statistics that are only published at the national level. The AGO emissions estimates are published annually in the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory (NGGI).

The production of state harvest emissions estimates for state inventories requires additional analysis and disaggregation that is not undertaken to produce the NGGI estimates. Therefore the numbers requested are not available as yet.

The AGO will be working with the States and Territories to develop 2002 state inventories for future publication, which will include disaggregated national statistics relevant to commercial harvest emissions.