Up to 200 more jobs could be lost because of disastrous forestry deal

It’s understood that up to 200 more Tasmanians could be out of a job soon due to the disastrous forestry deal.

 Labor said they would stand up for the small country sawmills that are a vital part of our forestry industry.  Yet they caved in to the Greens and shortly, more country sawmills will be shut down, and between 60 and 80 jobs will go as a result.

 Resources Minister Bryan Green must say how many sawmills have been offered closure packages, and exactly how many people will lose their jobs.

 Labor said they would stand up for jobs at Forestry Tasmania, yet Bryan Green refused to rule out up to 120 job losses in coming weeks.

 How can Labor and the Greens possibly justify closing sawmills and sacking Forestry Tasmania staff at a time when our unemployment rate is the highest in the nation at a shocking 8.6 per cent?

 This just demonstrates how out of touch the Labor-Green experiment is.


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