LONGFORD man Graham Monson is one of the casualties of the Tasmanian forestry intergovernmental agreement.
He has worked at a local sawmill for the past 10 years and loves it.
But he and his son and another worker - the last three staff left at the mill - have been told again last week that they are about to lose their jobs.
``The business is closing,'' Mr Monson said.
``It's a Tasmanian-owned, Tasmanian-run business and its money stays here.
``The boss doesn't want to get out but he's got no choice - he can't get (wood) supply.''
That means the plain-speaking timber worker will soon be looking for a job.
It has made him angry enough to stick his neck out, taking a personal risk to go public with his story, which he says is the story of dozens like him.
``People don't know this side of things, nobody has been near us to find out, none of those people who draw up that agreement (the intergovernmental agreement),'' he said.
Mr Monson is angry that nobody can tell him what to expect when he is made redundant, despite the millions of dollars that have been handed out already as forestry industry compensation.
``I've rung two politicians and asked what I am entitled to as an employee,'' he said.
``They didn't know so I rang the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources and I'm still waiting for an answer.
``I was told that the best thing to do would be to get in touch with the ombudsman.''
Mr Monson is angry at the waste of an industry.
He said that it was a furphy that there were no markets for the timber that he and his mates trim, dress and kiln dry each day.
``We have the markets - all over Australia. The markets are there for us to work flat-out - we just can't get the resource,'' he said.
Mr Monson is also angry that the forest agreement compensation money keeps going to the big timber companies, the same big companies that have already had large injections of government funding.
``A lot of country sawmillers will not speak up because Forestry Tasmania will not give them logs,'' he said.
``All we are after is good logs.
``The state government bought Gunns' buy-back.
``We don't need half the sawlogs that were in that to keep the little sawmillers going.''
He wants those in charge to start telling the truth about what is really going on as the industry is shut down.