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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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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.

Senator Ludlam joined local conservationists who have been defending the Challar Forest since November to protect it from logging. "I think many people will be appalled to realise that we still allow the felling of trees that have stood for twice and three times as long as the city of Perth has existed," Senator Ludlam said.

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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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Clean Coal

Senate Standing Committee on Economics
Treasury Portfolio
Supplementary Budget Estimates 21 – 22 October 2009
Question: sbt 34
Hansard Page: E22-23 (22/10/09)

Senator LUDLAM asked:

Senator LUDLAM—…. Can you tell us the name of any consultants or experts in the field that you relied on who have stated or would state publicly that they think clean coal will be invented and affordable by 2033?

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Fiona Stanley Hospital

(Question No. 2386)
Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, upon notice, on 28 October 2009:
(1) Can the Minister confirm that the department's original approval for the Fiona Stanley Hospital site in Murdoch, Western Australia, included the protection of an offset package adjacent to a North Lake parcel of land (Datafile: 080627-Item38- beeliar.dwg, dated 26 June 2008).

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