We are ready.
The Tasmanian Parliament is poised to put Tasmania’s high conservation value forests back on the chopping block! They have already repealed the law that set them aside for protection.
Our devastating campaign in the markets was instrumental in securing these same forests in 2014 when the industry kept making exemptions to log them, in defiance of a so-called moratorium. Japanese companies in the supply chain were not impressed by the destruction. They responded to the cries from the hearts of Australians that we were able to deliver to them. Contracts were cancelled.
Tasmania’s upper house has voted in principle to support the legislation and is now debating fine points and possible modifications of this unacceptable logging proposal. It has already been approved by the lower house, using the government’s majority.
It’s one thing to decree by law that the forests of the Tarkine, Wielangta, Bruny Island and the Blue Tier can be logged, but it’s another thing to sell this product to companies sensitive to environmental vandalism. Customers don’t want to buy forest destruction, and we’re skilled in making companies and customers aware.
That’s why Senator Eric Abetz repeatedly criticises Markets For Change and with his cronies has been making strenuous efforts to destroy us. We’re not intimidated by the threats but regard them as a badge of honour.
Our name, Markets For Change, encapsulates our mission.
Please help us get the message to the market, to those companies that will be deciding whether to buy the wood products. Not only will you help us make it unprofitable to log, you’ll probably annoy Abetz and friends into the bargain!
Your donation is still tax deductible. Abetz hasn’t managed to change that, yet.
Peg Putt, Nathan Harris, PK and Cath
The team at Markets for Change
PS. We always appreciate your support and realise you get a lot of appeals from the many worthy groups who, like us, are finding it tough to pull together the resources to campaign in the current climate. This is a genuine emergency so please help if you can.