I acknowledge there are legitimate concerns around the draft reforms to the code of practice for timber production and how they fit together.— Lily D'Ambrosio MP (@LilyDAmbrosioMP) September 23, 2019
Listening to the community is important and that’s why I’ve decided to withdraw the current consultation.
UPDATE: The Minster has announced the Code review consultation has been withdrawn and acknowledged there are legitimate concerns around the draft changes. We raised our voices and she listened.
It's really important that future changes to logging regulations strengthen environmental protections, not weaken them as the environment department had intended. Send the Minsiter a personal email calling on her to ensure protections for the environment and wildlife are strengthened, including for the Greater Gliders, rainforests and old growth forests.
The Victorian Environment Department (DELWP) is proposing huge changes to the way our forest wildlife is protected from logging. The Code of Practice for Timber Production sets rules and standards that the logging industry must meet and the environment department must enforce.
The Code is currently under review and the department are proposing sweeping changes, including a proposed deletion of more than 400 specific protection rules for the environment.
These changes would be a disaster for precious old growth forests, habitat for threatened wildlife and rare and endangered ecosystems.
Environment Minister Lily D'Ambrosio can reset the process and make sure that any changes that are made strengthen not weaken protections for our environment.
Contact the Minster to call on her to re-start the Code review process and send it back to the drawing board.