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From the Premier's Desk

Our forest industry is changing.
International demand for our woodchips is vulnerable and Gunns is exiting native forest harvesting. 

Since 2008 these changes have resulted in a halving of the number of Tasmanians employed in forestry, from 6460 down to 3260. 

These factors are largely outside the Government’s control and they are not things we can wish away or ignore.

Unfortunately this is process is causing pain for the families affected and for the rural communities which traditionally relied on forestry. 

The State Government’s job is to respond to what is happening and seek the best outcome for Tasmania.

We remain deeply committed to the forest industry and see a long-term future for the industry in this State. 

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