Tasmanian Forests Peace Deal Reached

Peace deal to end the state’s decades-old forestry conflicts has been signed by all but one of the parties at the long-running roundtable talks.

After almost three years of negotiations and the collapse of the formal talks a deal has finally been done to secure peace in Tasmania’s forests. The deal will see the protection of more than half a million hectares of native forest and the downsizing of the timber industry.

Forest Industries Association of Tasmania (FIAT) has said that “FIAT signed the deal because we believe it is time for the war to cease.”

Environment Tasmania has welcomed the signing of the forestry peace deal. The group’s director Dr Phill Pullinger says it’s an end to a generational conflict.

Timber Communities Australia (TCA) remains the one group which has not signed up to the deal.

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