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On January 8, 2017, Riga, a company that supplies wood to many of Australia’s largest and most profitable timber processors, issued a statement on its website confirming it was no longer processing timber in Australia.
The statement was in response to media reports that a Riga supplier, which supplied about 50,000 tonnes of timber annually, had been taken off the supply list by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Energy.
But according to Riga’s president, Greg Tynes, the company had no intention of cutting back on the timber supply and said it was working with other suppliers to develop an export strategy.
“Our plan is to increase our timber supply from our current level of 20,000 tons to around 25,000 and we’re also in the process of developing a timber export scheme that will have significant value to our industry,” Tynes said in a statement to Business Insider.
“The Australian Government has made clear that we will be no longer supplying timber in 2018 to the Australian public.
It has also stated that it will be working with the other suppliers in the supply chain to develop a timber-export strategy that will increase our value and export capacity.”
Tynes’ statement comes amid a growing controversy over the impact of a proposed climate policy on Australian forests.
According to a report released by the University of New South Wales, the impacts of climate change are already impacting forestry industry across Australia, particularly in regional areas.
The report, which included data from the United States, said a shift in the climate from warmer to cooler conditions is expected to increase the demand for wood.
The researchers, which were not connected to the study, found the demand would increase by as much as 30 per cent in Queensland and as much 25 per cent nationally.
“This is a massive increase, and the Australian Government needs to take action to reduce demand for our timber,” the report said.
“There are already significant impacts from climate change on our forests and it’s likely we will see even greater impacts from the change to climate.
The most significant impact is that timber supply will be limited in some regions.”
The report also found that the demand in regional and remote communities will be particularly affected by climate change.
“It is important to note that the vast majority of our timber comes from regional and rural areas, with only about 20 per cent coming from cities,” the authors wrote.
“Even with a shift to warmer conditions, it is likely that the wood supply will remain limited in the regions of the country where we do the most timber.”
Tries to end industry in the Northern Territory A group of Indigenous leaders from the Northern Territorians, known as the Black Ferns, have campaigned to end the use of timber in the region, arguing it was not sustainable.
The group has also called for a moratorium on logging and a review of logging regulations in the area.
Tries by the Federal Government to restrict logging to Northern Territory land have failed, with logging regulations still in place in the NT.
Tines, a major logging company, is based in the state capital of Darwin and owns more than 60 per cent of a land lease owned by the NT Government.
A spokesman for the company said that the NT government has been working with Indigenous leaders and stakeholders on a range of issues, including environmental and community impacts.
“While the NT is not a log hub and our industry does not rely on the NT timber, the NT has a large and diverse community of Indigenous people, and many of our customers rely on Indigenous people to supply their timber, which in turn helps support their communities,” he said.
The spokesman said the NT would continue to use the land lease to manage the timber, while the company continued to pursue a range-based supply strategy.
The NT Government’s forestry policy, introduced in 2017, aims to protect the forest environment and protect the integrity of the environment.
However, the policy has come under fire in recent months due to changes made to the policy, with a number of communities being targeted for changes.
“We are deeply concerned about the impact the policy will have on our communities and the impacts that it could have on the environment,” the spokesman said.
In response, Indigenous leader Tines said that “there is a lot of support and support for the forest policy, and that support includes the support of the majority of the community”.
“This policy has been implemented by a very small minority, and it is the minority that is responsible for the environment.”
The spokesman also said the company was committed to continuing to support Indigenous people and communities in the remote communities of the Northern Territories.