Repeal The Wood Pulp Agreement Act

Our Forests are Worth More Than Paper

Native forests are precious and critical to the health and prosperity of Victorians. The forests provide fresh air, store an enormous amount of carbon and are a key source of clean water. In fact, Greater Melbourne depends on these forests for 98% of their water supply. Furthermore, the forests provide extraordinary landscapes, supporting local communities who rely on eco-tourism. Destruction of the forests will only stunt economic growth, by losing local jobs and industry.

These forests are also central to Victoria’s eco-system, sheltering 79 threatened native species including the Leadbeater’s Possum, the Sooty Owl and Greater Gliders. Many more creatures call these forests home and are on the brink of extinction.

Watch the video below to learn more about the importance of our native forests and the need to repeal the Wood Pulp Agreement Act.

Watch the debate

Wood Pulp Agreement Repeal Bill Debate

The repeal of the Wood Pulp Agreement would have made the world of difference to our forests, endangered species, water catchments, carbon stores and biodiversity. It's a sad indictment when evidence, science and facts are ignored for greed and profit. Sadly no one can see the wood for the trees.

Posted by Samantha Dunn on Friday, 7 September 2018

Protect our Forests

Protect Our Forests

I had a great time in the forest with my parliamentary colleagues. Here we are in the Toolangi State Forest in rain, hail and snow. Can you believe that this beautiful forest will be destroyed to make paper? The Central Highlands provide us with clean water, clean air and is home to our critically endangered state emblem, the Leadbeater’s Possum. The Victorian Greens have a plan to Protect our Forests, establish the Great Forest National Park and Emerald Link and transition logging to sustainable plantations. Our forests are worth more paper.Email your MP at https://protectourforests.org.au/woodpulp-agreement-act/

Posted by Samantha Dunn on Sunday, 26 August 2018