Bayley hits back over mill protest claims

The Wilderness Society has hit back at suggestions their protests against the pulp mill are threatening the forestry peace agreement. 

Huon MLC Paul Harriss, who is an endorsed Liberal candidate for the state election, has flagged his intention to move to kill the Tasmanian Forestry Agreement. 

Mr Harriss said the anti-pulp mill rally planned for this afternoon showed the deal wasn't working. 

However, Wilderness Society spokesman Vica Bayley said the pulp mill was a separate issue. 

There is no mention of the pulp mill in the Tasmanian Forestry Agreement. 

"All this does is throw a blanket of uncertainty over the finance and markets for the rest of the industry at a time when they can least afford it," Mr Bayley said. 

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