"After seeing the destruction caused by logging in areas such as Victoria and Tasmania activists in the UK decided to target the Australian consulate to show that this is an international issue as important as the logging of the Amazon. We aim to carry on this campaign and highlight the fact that Australia's claim to be a land of unspoilt wilderness is really just greenwash. Australia is home to some amazing areas of "old growth" rainforest, which have remained relatively unaltered by humans for thousands of years. Now, it is being felled at an alarming rate, even in supposedly "protected" areas. And for what? In Tasmania, 90% of native forest felled is converted into woodchips for the Asian paper industry. Thus, priceless ancient forest is trashed and sold for $15 (less than 6) per tonne to make cardboard. This doesn't even create forestry jobs, contrary to what the profiteering Australian forest fat-cats say. This must stop. There are huge campaigns against this logging in Australia, involving direct action blockades, tree-sits, marches and rallies, lobbying, and more....we are in solidarity with these campaigns. And will be campaigning in Britain with the same simple demand - LEAVE THE ANCIENT FORESTS ALONE!"