Author: Jill Redwood, Environment East Gippsland, Orbost
The Age, Saturday 24 December 2005.
The logging industry is still squealing about the unfairness of having to pay a fair price for logs from public forests (Business, 22/12). It wants to go back to the good old days when the price of a woodchip log rose from nine to 10 cents a tonne over five years — oh, and the extra one-cent GST. That's a 30-tonne truckload of our native forests for the price of a loaf of bread. Sorry boys, every other business has to pay the true cost for its raw materials. Why is your industry so special?