Orbost Timber Meeting – Forest and Wood Communities Australia

Ms BATH (Eastern Victoria) (12:58): (1995) My constituency question is for the Minister for Environment and Climate Action in the other place, and it comes from the people of Orbost and also Forest and Wood Communities Australia. They have invited me and they have also invited the minister for environment and indeed the Premier to come to a public meeting on Tuesday, 4 October, at 5.30 pm at the football clubrooms in Orbost. This is a town that is being strangled by government ineptitude and ongoing court injunctions that the government is failing to stop, and it is within the government’s own hands to be able to stop these court injunctions by various means at its disposal. This community is facing an absolute downturn because of the loss of timber jobs and mill jobs, and therefore I ask the minister: will she attend this meeting and speak directly and listen to the community of Orbost?