State policies


The IFA/AFG will continue to advocate for sensible, sustainable and equitable policies that will allow the forest industry to compete and prosper in a complementary manner in the rural landscape. Today there are more reasons than ever to support effective integration of trees into the landscape and the sustainable management of private native forests is increasingly important. Removal of unnecessary legislative and policy impediments is a key component of this process.

New South Wales
AFG’s New South Wales delegates have identified the following priorities for consideration by policy makers in New South Wales:

  • Private Native Forestry
  • Fire Management
  • Forestry is a Legitimate Land Use
  • Emissions Trading
  • Bioenergy
  • Government Responsibility for Extension and Technical Services
The State Policy Priorities for New South Wales are available as a PDF document.

Queensland
AFG’s Queensland delegates have identified the following priorities for consideration by policy makers in your state:

  • Forestry for Multiple Purposes
  • Code of Forest Practice
  • Bioenergy
  • Research, Development and Extension
  • Property Rights
The State Policy Priorities for Queensland are available as a PDF document.

South Australia
AFG’s South Australian delegates have identified the following priorities for consideration by policy makers in SA:
  • Fire Management
  • Water
  • Government Responsibility for Extension and Technical Services
  • Dealing with Public Perceptions of Plantation Forests
The State Policy Priorities for South Australia are available as a PDF document.

Tasmania
AFG’s Tasmanian delegates have identified the following priorities for consideration by policy makers in your state:
  • Dealing with Public Perceptions of Plantation and Native Forests
  • Governance of Forest Practices
  • Promoting Forestry Education and Training
  • Control of Native and Introduced Browsing Animals
  • Land Use Planning
The State Policy Priorities for Tasmania are available as a PDF document.

Victoria
Victoria AFG’s Victorian delegates have identified the following priorities for consideration by policy makers in your state:
  • Whole-of-Government Support for Private Forestry
  • Fire Management
  • Market Access and Competition
  • Bioenergy

    The State Policy Priorities for Victoria are available as a PDF document. 

    Western Australia
  • AFG’s Western Australian delegates have identified the following priorities for consideration by policy makers in your state:
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Climate Change
  • Bioenergy
  • Forest Health
  • Market Access and Competition
  • Land Use Planning

  • The State Policy Priorities for Western Australia are available as a PDF document.  WA Div Statement here.