Monday, 15 February 2021
One Nation will be supporting this motion. Regional forest agreements are a federal initiative dating back to 2007. They're designed to provide a high level of protection to old-growth and native forests and to endangered fauna and flora. The Tasmanian agreement has been working well, with excellent environmental protections and sufficient latitude for loggers to produce beautiful, natural, renewable Tasmanian and Australian timber.
Honourable senators interjecting—
The Greens object while sitting in their timber-framed homes with timber floorboards at timber desks and with their computers powered, perversely, by timber biofuel. The Greens are sitting right now at timber desks on timber chairs made from Tasmanian myrtle. The Greens' idea of forestry protection is to chop trees down and burn them for power. Tasmania wants to mill those trees into beautiful and useful things instead. The Greens do not understand useful things.