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Foresters wary of new govt

Phil Taylor
Sun, 18 Oct 2020

Phil Taylor
Sun, 18 Oct 2020
Our forest industry is more apprehensive about a Labour-led government this time, than it was last time.That’s not because we doubt our future. We are confident in our markets, products and prospects for innovation, particularly in the emerging bio-economy. We know we contribute massively to environmental and societal wellbeing.No, it’s because we wonder why parliamentarians, not just Labour, have lost their enthusiasm for forestry. They are listening to demands to banish our $7 billion-plus industry to land so poor that no farmer w...

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