THE Tasmanian Forests Agreement Bill is flawed, incomplete and does not account for key issues in the forest peace deal, a Legislative Council committee report has found.
The 180-page report found that the Bill failed to address key issues such as sovereign risk and the specialty timber wood supply, and said there was an ``inherent risk'' that Forestry Tasmania would not be able to meet the agreed 137,000 cubic metres of sawlogs under the current agreement.
Committee chairman Independent Huon MLC Paul Harris said the report made 84 ``rigorous, evidence-based findings'' that had been agreed upon by the 13-member committee.
Mr Harriss said the report pointed out flaws in the Bill but it would not be fair to expect the committee to propose amendments.
He said some amendment would be proposed by individual members when they vote on the Bill next week, but called on the government to take a ``mature'' response to the report and propose its own amendments based on the findings.
``It would be wise for them to understand the veracity of the findings in this report,'' he said
Deputy chairwoman Elwick MLC Adriana Taylor said she would not vote for the Bill in its current form.
``The Bill as it stands I would not support, but the Bill as it stands is not the bill that we are going to be voting on,'' Ms Taylor said.
Ms Taylor said many amendments would ``build on'' the agreement and ought not be controversial.
Other ammendments, such as a likely move to increase the sawlog supply quota to 155,000 cubic metres of sawlogs, have already drawn criticism from peace deal signatories who said it would undermine fundamental elements of the agreement.
Ms Taylor and Mr Harris both commended the signatories but said that process was both exclusionary and compromising.
Both said the committee had been beneficial for allowing a broad range of people to comment on the issue.
Mr Harris said the government's promise to put the outcome of the peace talks into legislation was ``no way to make public policy''.