Today's Parliament


Estimates: Regional Forest Agreements

29 May 2015

Regional Forest Agreements are under review. Before they are rolled over, Senator Rice questions the basis for any decision.

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Last Week's Parliament


Estimates: alleged rorting of the Tasmanian forestry exit grants program

26 May 2015

The Australian Greens forests spokesperson Senator Janet Rice questions the Department of Agriculture about claims of fraud and non-compliance of the Tasmanian forestry exit grants scheme.


Estimates: mechanical fuel load reduction trials

26 May 2015

Senator Janet Rice uses Budget Estimates to ask about details of the proposed mechanical thinning of forests.


Burning native forests for energy under the RET

25 May 2015

With the threat of the burning of native forests for energy being included under the Renewable Energy Target, Senator Janet Rice asks the Department of Environment's Brad Archer about the extent of the planning that has been conducted and the possible impacts that these projects would have.

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Recent Parliament


The two biggest threats to our native forests

15 May 2015

Janet Rice explains that the Abbott government's insistence on renewing the failed Regional Forest Agreements and including the burning of native forests in the RET threatens our forests, the communities that rely on them and the entire renewable energy sector.

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