New National Park - Red Gums last-minute reprieve

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Subject: New National Park - Red Gums last-minute reprieve
From: Chris Gregory <>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 12:32:04 +1100
Reported today in the Sydney Morning Herald

"In his last significant act as premier of NSW, Nathan Rees announced the
creation of a massive new national park along the Murray River to protect
much of the state's remaining river red gum forests from logging.

The surprise decision - made before the Government received a final
scientific report on the issue - is a significant win for environment
groups, but has left the timber industry seething.

The 42,000-hectare national park near Deniliquin, in the state's south-west
is seen as an attempt by Mr Rees to shore up his environmental legacy and as
a parting swipe at right-wing elements of his party."

Full report

A silver lining in what passes for government in NSW.
Chris Gregory

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