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Jul 14, 2011

Wood, entrepreneur and activist, won’t die wandering in forest

Rich list members Jan Cameron and Graeme Wood find themselves in the middle of the biggest story in Tasmania after the pair yesterday announced they had paid $10 million to buy the Triabunna native forest woodchip mill. Wood won't die wondering.

Rich list members Jan Cameron and Graeme Wood today find themselves in the middle of the biggest story in Tasmania after the pair yesterday announced they had paid $10 million to buy the Triabunna native forest woodchip export mill on Tasmania’s east coast from timber giant Gunns.

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  1. zut alors

    Brilliant news. A couple more cashed-up Australians who are willing to put their money into projects which will benefit the general community rather than merely burgeoning their own fortunes or those of shareholders.

    Perhaps the Triabunna mill employees should start thinking about a career change into tourism and channel their energies into re-skilling for jobs which will become available after the transition.

    Wood and Chapman are to be congratulated.

  2. davidk

    Absolutely agree. Good news for the environment and good news for Tas. I’m sure there is enormous potential for the expansion of the island’s tourism industry and the involvement of these two innovators can only do good. They’ll make money out of it and create more jobs in the long run. Pity the narrow minded gooses who see the place as nothing more than a timber mill will shout so loudly they may get the population up in arms.

  3. paddy

    It’s fascinating how some memes become set in concrete James.
    Esp the one about needing all ventures to make a profit.

    If your figures are correct, and I’ve no reason to doubt them, then
    Graham Wood can happily spend $2-3 million pa on The Global Mail for the next 20-30 years and still have plenty left over. (Think Rupert and the Oz.) 😀

  4. Stephen

    Wonderful ploy, to put the wind up the early hominid cave-dwellers that are the troika of Forestry Tasmania, Gunns, and the Tasmanian Government. Now, if I can just get my head around the idea of bleak Triabunna as a ‘resort’ destination.

  5. AR

    What an inspiring, hope restoring story. Interesting that GlobalMail is intended to be non subscription. Like Crikey, I’d pay out of my pension mite just to try to help sustain it.

  6. william magnusson

    great to see two people with vision in this countryand not just $$ in their eyes… hope they succeed

  7. Susan Kelly

    Best news I’ve heard in a long time!

  8. fred

    Wish I was really rich. I’d buy all of Tasmania and require all people temporarily living there to tread softly on sacred land

  9. Barry 09

    great story , hope they do well out of it. that’s 1 way to stop pulping Native forests, buy the mill , Ha Ha Ha. Global Mail sounds good too.

  10. wolfsister

    how refreshing a good news story at last. Yes Global Mail sounds great we need an independant progressive media in this country to counter the rightwing baying hounds.

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