Topic archives: Tasmanian Forest Agreement

Can Tassie see the deal for the trees? Peace comes at a cost

Can Tassie see the deal for the trees? Peace comes at a cost

May 1, 2013 9

They're declaring peace in the forests of Tasmanian. But the deal passed through Parliament isn't worth much for the environment without further protection for the remaining reserves.

The waste in Tasmania’s forests: most timber left to rot

The waste in Tasmania’s forests: most timber left to rot

December 14, 2012 7

Most of the trees felled in Tasmania's forests end up as waste and woodchips. Andrew Macintosh and Richard Denniss crunch the numbers in a new Australia Institute infographic.

How not to make policy: Tasmanian forest deal

November 29, 2012 2

The new deal to bring about peace in Tasmania's forests is an example of how not to write policy. And Tasmania may be missing out on a massive opportunity, report Andrew Macintosh and Richard Denniss.