The statement cites multiple sources confirming that forestry operations conducted under the agreements have not delivered promised economic or environmental benefits, and continue to compromise biodiversity.
- If a tree falls: compliance failures in the public forests of New South Wales (2011)
- One Stop Chop: how Regional Forest Agreements streamline environmental destruction (2013)
- State Forests, National Interests: a review of the Tasmanian RFA (2015)
- Ignoring the science in failing to conserve a faunal icon (2015)
- Ticked off: how karri forest logging threatens wildlife and the credibility of the FSC standard (2015)
- Regional Forest Agreements in NSW: Have they achieved their aims? (2016)
The organisations called on the government to remove exemptions for assessment of forest operations, and require any proposals to log public native forests to be assessed under the EPBC Act.
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