State’s plans for Riverina red gums face the chop

Brian Robins; 20/3/10

The state government’s plans to continue logging Riverina red gums for the next five years are headed for defeat in Parliament. The Coalition, the Greens and the Shooters Party oppose the legislation, ensuring its defeat in the Legislative Council. The government needs the Greens’ support to get parliamentary approval. The Coalition and the Shooters want logging to continue, and the Greens want it to be stopped immediately. The government recently outlined plans to continue logging the Millewa red gum forests in the Riverina for five years, after which all logging would be stopped.