05 October, 2010

Criminal behaviour

Jill Redwood, co-ordinator, Environment East Gippsland, Goongerah

The Age (letter), 5 October 2010

THE Central Highlands forests and endangered wildlife are being hammered by the same ruthless management that is destroying East Gippsland's forests (''Hello, possum - you're an emblem of extinction'', The Age, 2/10). This story shows how close to extinction these small possums have become under our government's close watch, with expert advice. It shows what a stranglehold the logging industry has on the Brumby government.

We're supposed to believe VicForests searches for hollows before logging starts. What an insult to the public's intelligence. This industry and its pimps in government need to be hauled up before an environmental crimes commission.

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