This recent commentary from the forest industry demonstrates yet again the arrogance, contempt and feral attitude that the industry shows towards the Australian community:
The Murrindindi Shire in the Central Highlands of Victoria is Ground Zero for public native welfare forestry in Victoria. Not surprisingly the local Murrindindi community are getting increasingly agitated and concerned about the impact forestry is having on their lives and livelihoods.
But the forest industry demonstrates nothing but contempt for the community’s concerns.
The arrogance in the language of the Timberbiz commentary is nothing short of offensive!
If the forest industry loses the support of local communities then it only has itself to blame.
Treating local communities with such blatant arrogance and contempt will only hasten the isolation and decline of the forest industry.
Murrindindi Shire is close to the City of Melbourne, so many of the residents are not dependent on forestry welfare, hence the growing concern and criticism.
The Murrindindi Council are the elected representatives of the local community, a fact which the forest industry chooses to ignore.
As a forester I fully support the Murrindindi community in their right to show care and concern for their future.
As a forester I condemn the offensive attitude and language of the forest industry.