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Western Australia to ban native forest logging from 2024 in move that blindsides industry
08/09/2021 01:30 PM | Click to read full article
Native forest logging in Western Australia will end at the start of 2024, the state government has announced, in a decision hailed as historic by the premier, Mark McGowan, and conservation campaigners.
In a statement on Wednesday morning, McGowan said the state’s next forest management plan – covering the period 2024-2033 – would not include native forest clearing, and the government was spending $350m to expand softwood timber plantations and $50m to support affected workers and communities.