Police move on protestors

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Angry protestors say police used the cover of darkness to on protestors blocking logging efforts in the South West. Tony McManus spoke to Jess Beckerling form WA Forest Alliance who said 100 year old jarrah trees have already been cut down today.

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  • Isn't it time those who legislate stopped to LISTEN! We need to protect and preserve our beautiful natural environment NOW before there is nothing left for our children and grandchildren.
    How can you allow a few year's worth of industry and it's profit worship to eradicate what nature has taken thousands of years to create?

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    wendy
    Date and time
    February 02, 2012, 12:54PM
    • Government driving cockatoos to extinction

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      Martin Pritchard
      Date and time
      February 02, 2012, 2:03PM
      • I am sickened by the drivel spoken by J Beckerling. When will she understand that sustainable timber harvesting on approved patches of regrowth forest does not adversely affect our fauna and flora and biodiversity. The "enemies" are permanent clearing, foxes, cats, and occasionally drought. The quiet majority of sensible people in this State understand. The Beckerlings and Peterffys seem to be on personal ego trips, lapped up by gullible media looking for a story.

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        Woodsman
        Date and time
        February 02, 2012, 3:14PM
        • This is incredibly sad. What is this government doing?
          The drive to destroy is madness, complete madness.
          I am horrified.

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          Margaret Owen
          Date and time
          February 02, 2012, 4:14PM
          • Oh this is just getting more and more outrageous. What is Colin Barnett thinking? Surely he realises that we don't want to see these magnificent forests destroyed. Enough is enough already!

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            annie
            Date and time
            February 02, 2012, 5:01PM
            • We do need some good research - wasn't Forest Check meant to be answering these questions? But of course there is no profit from logging to fund this.No wonder we don't trust he process.

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              Jan Star
              Date and time
              February 02, 2012, 5:27PM
              • Our forests are struggling anyway due to climatic drying, tree decline and previous logging and burning. To destroy remaining healthy old-growth areas for a product that can be readily supplied from plantations is disgraceful.

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                Rod Whittle
                Date and time
                February 02, 2012, 5:51PM
                • What the government allowing more trees to be cut down, no surely not. I don't know why this is news, let's face it as a community we have no say anymore. Whether it is local, state or federal we are being sucked dry. I know let's put a carbon tax on because there is too much carbon, oh but that's right trees absorb co2. God what a sad world it is when cutting down trees is still seen as some sort of industry. Poor trees, poor birds and god help the wildlife. Hey let's get DEC in to do a controlled burn as well, that way they can get every piece of nature.

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                  Jason ferris
                  Date and time
                  February 02, 2012, 7:30PM
                  • I am disgusted that my hard earned taxes are being used to subsidise the logging of native forest to keep a few jobs for the boys. Our numbats and cockatoos are in crisis. Sustainability has gone out the window, politicians fiddle while our utopia burns. There will be no jobs for anyone when they have finished. Wake up Barnett!

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                    Polly
                    Date and time
                    February 02, 2012, 7:48PM
                    • The Carnaby's Black Cockatoo is Endangered - it has suffered a 50% decline in population over the past 3 generations (45 years), a trend which continues. Why? Habitat loss. We must protect our remaining high conservation value forests like Warrup to prevent further population decline. Black Cockatoos need hollows in old trees (over 150 yrs old) to nest. Once these old trees are gone,where do the birds nest?

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                      Heidi Hardisty
                      Date and time
                      February 02, 2012, 9:35PM

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