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‘It’s my whole life’: Logger reacts to Victorian native forest logging ban

By Neil Mitchell
3AW 693 News Talk
November 6, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: International

Premier Daniel Andrews today announced a statewide ban on the logging of native trees. …Industry sources say the ban could cost taxpayers as much as $500 million, due to the need for compensation and the loss of jobs. Brad Meyer from Meyer Log Cartage, a business which logs native timber, said he’s gutted by the news. “It’s my whole life. …so where to from here, I’m not sure,” he told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell. “My whole business revolves around native forest timber harvesting, so without that I don’t have a business at all.” Mr Meyer said he wasn’t consulted at all prior to today’s announcement, and only found out about it this morning. …The native logger said he’ll fight back against the new legislation, which he says will have a “massive” impact on lives. “They haven’t won. I won’t be giving in that easy,” he said.

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