Wednesday, 4 March 2015
That the Senate—
(a) recognises and commends Forestry Tasmania's pre season fuel reduction burn strategy across 3 500 hectares of forestry assets, such as plantations, as well as community assets in high risk areas of the state's north; and
(b) recognises that Forestry Tasmania:
(i) staff are trained to be able to support the Tasmania Fire Service when needed while normally being employed in forestry roles, and that this approach expands the state's firefighting capability in a cost effective way, and
(ii) is part of the Inter Agency Fire Management protocol, along with the Tasmania Fire Service and the Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania, a protocol unique among Australian fire management agencies providing for streamlined communications and a high degree of cooperation between the three organisations.
Question agreed to.