On Wednesday 5 September, the Wood Pulp Agreement Act Repeal Bill introduced by Samantha Dunn MP will debated in the Victorian Parliament.
This outdated legislation keeps the pressure on our forests by guaranteeing supply of native forest fibre to the Maryvale Pulp Mill.
Only 30% of fibre supply through the Maryvale facility relies on native forests and that supply could come from their very own plantations that they export to Japan. We know they can do things differently.
While supply is guaranteed, logging continues at an alarming rate. It's driving the timber industry to the edge of collapse and our forests and the species that rely on them to the brink of extinction.
It’s time for the old parties to stop putting corporate kickbacks before what's right for timber industry workers, our forests and all it's creatures, and all Victorians.
Join me in Parliament, or watch it online. The debate is expected to take place around 2pm. Watch out on Samantha Dunn Mp's Facebook page for updates.
Our forests are worth more than paper
PS: If you're coming to parliament make sure you give yourself time to get through security