What: Public Forum on Forest and Water Governance

When: 12:30 Thursday, 11 Mar 2010

Where: Launceston, Grand Chancellor Hotel – Function Room 6, 29 Cameron St

Who: Dr Roscoe Taylor, Peter Cundall, Dr Andrew Lohrey, Dr Wynne Russell, Dr Phill Pullinger.

Conflicts of interest and poor governance continue to dog Tasmania’s environment.

There is a widespread perception that there is one law for forestry and another for everyone else. Now the water toxin revelations in St Helens have created a crisis of public confidence in our drinking water.

How will each party restore public trust and improve governance?

Labor, the Liberals and Greens have been asked how they would:

• remove conflicts of interest in ministerial portfolios;

• remove conflicts of interest in government bodies;

• fix the regulation of forestry so that there is a level playing field; and

• properly investigate and fix the contamination of our drinking water catchments with toxins.
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