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Forestry law change highlights competing priorities

Ian Llewellyn
Thu, 04 Aug 2022

Forestry law change highlights competing priorities
The government is rethinking a number of policies over the benefits of pine forests. (Image: Getty)
Ian Llewellyn
Thu, 04 Aug 2022
The government’s difficulties in getting forestry policy settings right have been highlighted by two recent decisions.This means juggling the different priorities of planting more trees, getting more investment in forestry and preserving good quality farmland, while also using tree planting to offset carbon emissions, but reducing the incentives to cut emissionsSubmissions on law changes to the rules around foreign investment in forestry have raised concerns they will both reduce investment and not go far enough to protect productive farm...

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