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Miranda’s tree-sit takes on Gillard’s broken promise

Lee Rhiannon 17 Jan 2012

Blog post by Senator Lee Rhiannon

High life and high tech have taken on a whole new meaning with the Save Tassie Forests campaigner Miranda Gibson living and working in a 60m up in a tree-sit. She is at the top of a Eucalyptus delegatensis tree in a coupe under Mount Muir, west of the Styx Valley. This ABC photo gives some sense of this courageous protest.

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Logging of Vic national rainforest site: feds should intervene

Lee Rhiannon 14 Dec 2011

Greens Senator and forests spokesperson Lee Rhiannon says the bid by Environment East Gippsland to gain a Supreme Court injunction to stop illegal logging by VicForests of a protected National Rainforest Site of Significance should spur the federal government on to intervene.

VicForests has been ordered not to log the area until the case returns to court on Tuesday.

“To date the federal government has reneged on its responsibilities to step in and stop VicForests logging this protected area,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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New VicForests plan entrenches logging, feds must step in

Lee Rhiannon 14 Dec 2011

Greens Senator and forests spokesperson Lee Rhiannon says the Baillieu government’s new  timber industry plan, designed to prop up the industry and extend logging of native forests provides, puts further pressure on the Minister for the Environment Tony Burke to step in to protect Victoria’s native forests (“Timber gets long-term commitment”, The Age today).

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Speech: Victorian forests

Lee Rhiannon 8 Nov 2011

Take Note of Answers, Tuesday 8 November 2011

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:27): I move:

That the Senate take note of the answer given by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) to a question without notice asked by Senator Rhiannon today relating to logging and threatened species.

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