Forest fire management:

Philip Dalidakis, CEO, The Victorian Association of Forest Industries, writes: Re. "Forest fire management: objective analysis needed" (4 June, item 15). There is a reason why academics and forest groups have been so vocal on the issue of forest management. The Black Saturday fires were the tipping point for those who live and love amongst Victoria’s forests. It is clear after three "mega-fires" in the last six years -- which burnt over three million hectares of forest -- that current forest management regimes are no longer effective.