Rudd ready to subsidise Gunns pulp mill
The blitz on Australia's native forests and woodlands is to be extended, according to the Rudd government's Minister for Forests Tony Burke in today's Ministerial statement.
"This is an effective go ahead for the pulp mill, with consequent taxpayer subsidies," Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.
"In the statement the Minister promises millions more to the industry. He is diverting taxpayer dollars to pay forest-destroying corporations to lobby himself. Get ready for much more money to be siphoned across to Gunns Ltd and other woodchip corporations."