Anyone reading these two recent articles by finance commentator John Lawrence would wonder if there is anyone in Tasmanian politics or public forest administration with any intelligence or integrity.
What an extraordinary tale of corruption, incompetence and waste.
“total government (cash) assistance to the (Tasmanian) forestry industry (including Forestry Tasmania) is $1.4 billion over the past 20 years”!!!
Let me type that again:
$1.4 billion over the past 20 years!!!!
That is an average $70 million per year in cash subsidies for 20 years to the Tasmanian forest industry.
WHAT AN INCREDIBLE WASTE!
John Lawrence has been analysing and reporting on the economics of public forest administration in Tasmania since 2009. He knows the details better than anyone.
Anyone who has a business dependent on Tasmanian timbers from public forests is on short notice.
Your days are numbered!
These two documents should be the Death Certificate of the public native forest industry in Tasmania.
As a forester I find it very difficult.