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End Native Forest logging now

CALL ON PENNY SHARPE AND THE MINNS GOVERNMENT TO PUT AN END TO NATIVE FOREST LOGGING IN NSW!

    End Native Forest logging now

    Our forests have just suffered a terrible setback. 

    In the wake of the Federal Court case which was over three years in the making, a decimating blow has been handed down for our forests.

    The North East Forest Alliance took on the Commonwealth and the State of NSW over the outdated, negligent and destructive Regional Forest Agreements. NEFA argued that when Scott Morrison and Gladys Berejiklian extended the NSW Regional Forest Agreement in 2018 they did so unlawfully because they didn’t take into account the climate and extinction crises as is normally required under our environmental laws. 

    The Court ruling that native forest logging is “technically” lawful in NSW shows us unequivocally what we already knew: that ending native forest logging is ultimately a political decision.

    The Minns Labor Government has no choice now but to act immediately and the best course of action is to bring the inevitable end of native forest logging swiftly forward. While the decision today is a disappointing one it confirms what we already knew, the future of our forests is in the hands of the Minns and Albanese Governments. 

    We know it's possible to quickly and effectively end destructive native forest logging in our states.

    WA has done it, Victoria saw through a welcome early retirement of the industry in just eight months. Ending native forest logging was always going to be a political decision. The decision from the Federal Court today shows us that. Luckily for us, with a precedent now set by WA and Victoria, alongside the political will of a Labor Minority Government, we are better placed than ever to steer Labor to put an end to this environmentally destructive and economically depressed industry. In the wake of this ruling, now is the time to send a clear message to the Premier and Ministers for Environment and Agriculture. We need to end native forest logging now. Our climate can’t wait, the growing list of endangered and protected species can’t wait, and more than anything, we know that it is possible. 

    With your help, we can make 2024  the last year we log our precious native forests. 

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