The damage attributable to misinformation spread about forestry has been immense. Both in terms of industry livelihoods lost and rural lives unfairly over-turned by political decisions forced by misguided public sentiment.
Forest & Wood Communities Australia has applauded the Federal Court’s decision to throw out the media stunt court case staged by the Bob Brown Foundation in Tasmania.
Forest & Wood Communities Australia has formally requested prosecutions of the Bob Brown Foundation by the work safety regulator, WorkSafe Tasmania.
You know your Federal Court Case is going bad when you resort to tired stunts like getting arrested at a harvesting coupe for a bit of cheap publicity. This is what is happening in Tasmania with Bob Brown getting on the catastrophe offensive to keep the donations rolling in.
Forest & Wood Communities Australia has condemned attention-seeking corporate activist, Bob Brown who was arrested for invading a lawful timber harvesting operation yesterday. FWCA Director Kelly Wilton said Mr Brown was wasting valuable police resources and sucking the media into free publicity to promote a pro-activism film.
Forest & Wood Communities Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s proposed toughening of the legislation which will strip activist organisations which engage in illegal activity of their charity status. The announcement was made by the Assistant Minister for Finance, Charities and Electoral Matters last week and will give forest workers some reassurance that those who disrupt their workplaces and damage their equipment will have their funding streams cut off.