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Uniting Church Forest Policy Report

In 2002, a number of proposals relating to forests and forestry in Australia were put to the Victorian and Tasmanian Synod assembly. It soon became apparent adequate debating of the issues could not be concluded in the time available so the proposals were withdrawn.

Given that the level of debate in the media generally transforms what are often complex issues into shallow coverage with a tendency towards extreme views of anti versus pro-logging (particularly where direct conflict make for sensationalist television coverage), it was thought many UC members who do not have connections with forestry may benefit from further background information.