Why the government wants to chop down our logging laws


Illegal logging is an immensely profitable global activity, linked to corruption, human rights abuses, criminal networks, and environmental destruction.

Australia imports roughly A$8.1 billion worth of timber products a year, and according to estimates from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, up to 800 million comes from sources with risk of being illegally logged.

Yet the federal government is currently considering significantly weakening regulation that prevent the import of illegal timber.

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