Tiwi Islands – Northern Territory

Timber, tax and the Tiwis

Posted by laurenmellor83 on September 16, 2007

Below are links to Wendy Carlisle’s breaking story on ABC’s background briefingAustralia has promised $200 million to Southeast Asia to stop deforestation, but on the rich Tiwi Islands priceless and irreplaceable native forests are cut down and burnt to grow plantation timber for wood chips for Japan. It’s really a tax minimisation scheme and Tiwi forests could be worth more to the locals in carbon trading. Reporter: Wendy Carlisle.

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