At the close of the first week of the marathon eight (8) week federal election campaign, the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) policy page on the ‘Build the Vote’ website remains a sea of blank dots.

Policy Platforms

The Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Mr Ross Hampton said, “The Coalition Parties, Labor and the Greens were asked some weeks ago to respond to the forest products industry’s nine (9) key policy priority areas.”

“These are policy priorities which have been tested and agreed by industry discussion involving members from around Australia. The 120,000 Australians who work right across our forest products value chain want and need these answers to inform their voting decision on July 2. There are 32 key electorates which AFPA will be targeting as either forestry or marginal or both. The answers which are reflected on the ‘Build the Vote’ website will play a large part of our messaging in those places,” said Mr Hampton.

The ‘Build the Vote’ website can be found here.  The website shows both the overall Party policies and also the voting record for every single member of Parliament on the issues of specific interest to forest and forest product industries over this term of Government.

13.05.2016 Major political parties leave forest industries in the dark