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Future Forests

Scott Ludlam 14 Aug 2015

Our precious South West forests are under threat from logging like never before. 600 year old trees are being cut down for woodchips under Barnett. Most Western Australians don’t support logging in our native forests. Only the Greens are standing up for our forests, with a plan to create secure jobs in the South West.

WA’s native forests are well loved and extremely valuable. According to a recent report, we could earn more from managing our native forests as carbon stores, than we currently do from logging them.

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Commonwealth Heritage Council and the application of it's work

Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, in writing, on 18 March 2014:

With reference to National Heritage assessments:

(1) How many assessments have been completed by the Australian Heritage Council where no decision has yet been made by the Minister, broken down by state and territory?

(2) If any assessments have been completed but decisions are pending:

(a) when were such assessments completed;

(b) what is the reason for the delay;

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Senator goes out on a limb for forests

Scott Ludlam 27 Mar 2014

Senator for WA Scott Ludlam has put forest conservation at the centre of the WA by-election campaign, visiting the Challar forest blockade and climbing (with substantial assistance) to a forest protection platform 40 metres up a 400 year-old Karri tree.

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Intervention needed to save South West from reckless logging plan

Scott Ludlam 2 Jul 2013

The decision of the Environmental Protection Authority to allow the logging of almost 40 per cent of Western Australia's jarrah, karri and marri forests is a disaster in the making, the Greens warned today.

Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said the South West of the State is a precious biodiversity hotspot that warrants Federal protection from the "misnamed Forest Management Plan 2014-2023".

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Prescribed burns in Western Australia


Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, upon notice on 12 April 2011:

With reference to prescribed burns carried out by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation in 2009-10, and unmanaged bush fires:

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