Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner

In late 2015 the then Country Liberal Party government in the Northern Territory awarded sandalwood plantation operator Tropical Forestry Services (TFS -- now Quintis Limited) “major project status”, which was supposed to triple TFS sandalwood production across the Territory. At the time, major project status signified that a project was of “major economic importance” and would receive “whole-of-government coordination” to grease the wheels of regulatory approval and assist with the management of economic, environmental and social impacts.