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"It's just boiled over in absolute frustration," Mr Kroon said.
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Forest Contractors welcome Government's Review Announcement
"The State Government has not only heard our calls, but it has readily responded to the submissions from individual contractors and even finance representatives", said Mr Kroon.
The bi-partisan support for these reviews is also encouraging and this clearly demonstrates the continuing importance of the forest industry to the Tasmanian economy.
"The declining equity status and credit issues coupled to the ever present requirement for structural adjustment are all matters which could be potentially addressed by the outcomes of these review processes", said Mr Kroon.
Contractors, their communities and the businesses that rely on them, also hope that the outcomes of these reviews will go a long way towards creating a better investment environment for contractors and a stronger sector for the industry to rely on.
"Such an environment may also lead to new and exciting employment opportunities for many young Tasmanians, which in turn starts to address the sector's ageing workforce problem and encourages more Tasmanians to remain and work in this State", said Mr Kroon.
Contact: Ferdie Kroon, Chief Executive Officer, 0417 520 591
ForestWorks Learning & Skills Development: News: Fire suppression and protection of forests in Tasmania given boost
The Project Team's focus on industry's needs was also welcomed by the TFCA because the end result is a series of competencies that aligns well with previous training requirements.
"The allowance for recognition of prior learning will ensure that previously earned skills will not only be quickly recognised but is now linked to the national framework.
Let us not lose sight of the fact the forestry contractors and their employees are engaging in a training process that will result in direct community benefits during the ever critical bush fire season," said Mr Kroon.
ACCC URGED TO INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE SUPPLY CHAIN IMPACTS OF PROPOSED GUNNS ACQUISITION
"We urge the ACCC to be thorough in their evaluation of the issue, as any major change in the industry must be in the best interest, and to the benefit of the entire supply chain and the communities that depend on the industry for their livelihoods," Mr Kroon said.
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