After refusing to ever meet with concerned Dover and far South residents, Labor Leader, Rebecca White, today confirmed she supports the proposed woodchip export facility in Port Esperance and acquisition of public land to deliver it.
How the Labor Leader could come to such a definitive position without talking to the local community is anyone’s guess.
Rebecca White may be a fresh face and a new leader for Labor, but she has the same attachment to divisive, unsustainable forestry operations of Labor leaders past.
The proposed woodchip export facility threatens a growing and vibrant local visitor economy and residents are saying it’ll send the region backwards, to the last century.
With bulk carrier ships arriving from overseas every three weeks and hundreds of log trucks on roads used by locals and visitors, the threat is real.
On forestry, the Liberal and Labor parties are in lock step. They want to take Tasmania backwards.
The Greens stand with every far South resident and every Tasmanian who don’t want a return to forest conflict and recognise ‘clean and green’ is this island’s future.
Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader, 17 February 2018