Tasmanian businesses will still get $100 million in federal funding even if the forestry peace deal falls over.
Labor's Franklin MHR Julie Collins today announced the money was no longer tied to the successful implementation of the Tasmanian Forests Agreement.
The announcement comes less than a month after the Federal Government revealed the successful applicants and confirmed the funding was contingent on the passage of reserve orders through the state's upper house.
Premier Lara Giddings said she was not surprised by the decision, but did not appear to have been consulted by her federal colleagues.
''This isn't a really big deal. The $100 million is really important in terms of helping us to build businesses up in the state including new forestry businesses that can help give our forestry industry a future.''
The Federal Opposition has indicated it will honour the funding commitment if elected next month.