David Bartlett

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David Bartlett is the Premier of Tasmania as well as the Minister for Education and Skills, Minister for Workplace Relations and and Minister for Planning. He is a member for the seat of Denison.

David Bartlett on Forests and Carbon

At his inaugural press conference as Premier, Bartlett suggested that he was open-minded on the possibility that there could be a re-appraisal of areas scheduled for logging and the role of old-forests as carbon stores."These are very complex things - and not things I'm prepared to put a stake in the ground about right now until I have all the data before me," he said. "I'll be doing that in the coming months ... The point is that I believe we need to innovate in all our traditional industries."[1]

Subsequently, Bartlett stated that he was not willing to see substantial changes in the reservation of forests. "While many of the parameters around forestry are subject to change over time, I do not see the amount of protected land being one of them," he said.[1]

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95 Main Road,
Moonah TAS 7009
Phone: (03) 6233 2530
Email: david.bartlett AT parliament.tas.gov.au
Website: http://www.davidbartlett.com.au/

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Matthew Denholm, "Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett in backflip on forest policy", The Australian, June 14, 2008.

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