Community Calling for the Great Forest National Park

WHEN
July 11, 2017 at 5pm
WHERE
The Wilderness Society office
353-355 King St
Melbourne, VIC 3003
Australia
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Tria Manley · · 0466 795 990
ABOUT

Right now, the State Government is looking closely at the Great Forest National Park and a decision on the fate of the forests is imminent! The campaign needs you now more than ever in light of a recent announcement that the State Government will purchase the ailing Heyfield Sawmill

Feel free to join us for a couple of hours from 5 - 7pm on Tuesday 11 July to contact Wilderness Society supporters in Western Victoria, to call or meet with their local MP Jaala Pulford about the GFNP.

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We're at a crucial point in the campaign and drawing on all elements to encourage our decision makers to create the Great Forest National Park in the Central Highlands, and the Emerald Link in East Gippsland. 

If you haven't participated in a community calling session before, this is an excellent opportunity to come and learn about the power of creating change through conversation, meet some of the team, and empower people to act. We'll provide full training and support.

We're aiming to push the Park over the line, and every conversation counts.

Can the industry’s current situation really be the fault of one tiny possum?
No, it can’t. For logging industry and unions to point the finger at a critically endangered species is mistaken at best, disingenuous at worst.

Why is the Great Forest National Park the better way forward?
Because it will save a species from extinction and create 760 new full-time jobs. The best solution for the long-term is to protect Victoria’s Mountain Ash forests in the Great Forest National Park.

What do Victorians think about the Great Forest National Park?
Well, 93% of Victorians want these forests protected for wildlife, tourism and recreation, and for a safe climate—and, in regional Victoria, support for industry reform is strong.

Can the government protect the possum and support workers?
Victorians want solutions that protect the environment and put industry on a truly sustainable footing, including to secure regional jobs - both in the industry and in the other significant sectors of tourism and agriculture.

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canceled rsvp 2017-07-11 17:09:13 +1000
commented 2017-07-11 04:57:21 +1000 · Flag
Number one cause of species extinction….HABITAT LOSS.
rsvped 2017-07-10 17:23:39 +1000
canceled rsvp 2017-07-10 15:33:17 +1000
rsvped 2017-07-10 15:30:58 +1000
commented 2017-07-10 13:36:11 +1000 · Flag
Unbelievable that this is happening in 2017 revealing No understanding of our environment by politicians or respect for the global importance of this ancient forest
commented 2017-07-10 12:52:01 +1000 · Flag
Proclaim the park and buy the sawmill. Kyogle logging was propped up for years for 1 business, 30 jobs and 30 National Party votes. Within 5 year of closure there were more (and sustainable) jobs and oodles more contributions to the local economy. Just do it!
rsvped 2017-07-10 12:43:37 +1000
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commented 2017-07-10 09:53:18 +1000 · Flag
I would come to this very important event, but I can’t due to work commitments. Sorry guys.
rsvped 2017-07-10 09:42:20 +1000
canceled rsvp 2017-07-10 09:30:54 +1000
rsvped 2017-07-10 09:29:00 +1000
rsvped 2017-07-04 11:32:36 +1000
rsvped 2017-07-04 09:54:30 +1000

Will you come?