Greenie protesters putting lives at risk

Don’t these people have lives…or jobs?

A RISING tide of green militancy in the nation’s forests has alarmed industry, which is calling for police and government intervention to fight sabotage, safety breaches and production delays caused by reckless protesting.


About 45 cases of allegedly illegal entry and obstruction have been noted in Victoria in the past year, with dozens of arrests.

The worst areas in recent months have been in and around Black Saturday country, the mountain ranges near Kinglake and the Yarra Valley, about 60km east of Melbourne.

Scores of protesters have attempted to disrupt work in recent weeks and months, prompting ugly scuffles, arrests and safety breaches.


Australian Furniture Association chief executive Rohan Wright said  that the ongoing threat to the supply of native timber was endangering  many thousands of jobs.

“Because there is no plantation timber of any consequence in  Australia that can replace native species within 20 years, these fringe  groups are effectively campaigning for Australians to buy more imported  furniture from China, placing over tens of thousands of Australian  furniture manufacturing jobs at risk,” he said.

And other places where environmental standards are less stringent.

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Hi, I'm the climatenonconformist (not my real name), and I am a global warming skeptic, among the few in generation Y. With Australia facing the prospect of a carbon tax, we need to be asking the simple question; where is the evidence that our emissions are causing any dangerous warming?
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