Repeal Victoria’s Wood Pulp Agreement Act

Australian Paper (Nippon) Maryvale pulpmill

A bill to repeal Victoria's Forests (Wood Pulp Agreement) Act 1996 and end the legal requirement to log the Mountain Ash Forests is being debated this week in the Victorian parliament.  For over 80 years the Maryvale mills, currently owned by Australian Paper (Nippon), have had their native forest wood supply guaranteed by legislation.  At the same time parent company Nippon Paper Group is importing plantation woodchips from Victoria to feed its mills in Japan. The ash forests and their wildlife are on the brink of collapse; it's time to stop.

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