Opinion Pieces

Energy from burning forest waste is green

OPINION EDITORIAL: Originally published in The Mercury. Anyone who works or walks in Tasmanian bush knows there are two certainties: it will grow and some will burn in bushfires. Biomass power uses this renewable growth and, potentially, also has a part to play in...

Balancing forests, jobs

OPINION EDITORIAL: Originally published in The Age. Of the 125 million hectares of native forests in Australia, only 7.5 million hectares remain available in “multiple use management zones”, which includes forestry (“Take the natural way”,...

Innovation key to forestry future

OPINION EDITORIAL: Originally published in The Examiner. We all know that research and innovation is fundamental to the international competitiveness of businesses and industries, not least the forest products industry, which requires large capital investment and...

Forest funds welcome

OPINION EDITORIAL: Originally published in The Border Watch. Association chief praises research centre commitment We all know that research and innovation is fundamental to the international competitiveness of businesses and industries, not least the forest products...

Set down a vision for future of the forestry industry

OPINION EDITORIAL: Originally published in The Northern Daily Reader. Ross Hampton, chief executive officer, Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) writes outlining what he thinks the next federal government needs to do to sustain the forest industry. Federal...