End of native logging in Victoria ‘a monumental win for forests’, say conservationists

Native forest logging in Victoria will end in December, six years earlier than previously planned, after the state government decided severe bushfires and legal campaigns had made it economically and environmentally unviable.

The announcement by the Andrews Labor government in Tuesday’s state budget follows a landmark supreme court judgment last November that the state-owned logging agency, VicForests, had broken the law by failing to protect endangered species.

It triggered a shutdown of operations that contributed to Australia’s last white paper mill, located in the Latrobe Valley,…

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