LYONS Labor MHR Dick Adams believes the state government has ``jumped the gun'' over its plan to restructure Forestry Tasmania.
Mr Adams, who is reassessing his membership of the ALP in protest, said a forestry peace deal should have been struck first.
``There is very little detail (in the government's announced plans) and I'm suspicious that someone will try to play games around a final position which we are still waiting for - yet we are dismantling FT,'' he said.
``It's high time we got a final statement (from the peace talks), a final agreement. The state and federal governments have got to say: `There's a timeline, and meet it or there is no agreement'.''
He said he would raise the issue within his party, which he described on Tuesday as ``tantamount to sabotage of the industry''.
``I am devastated that it has come to this and am considering my options,'' Mr Adams said.
``I wish to continue to represent my people, those in forestry and other primary industries because they are our economy, but how can I do that and keep being a member of a state organisation in which I have no confidence?''
The detail announced yesterday by Deputy Premier Bryan Green was to determine what action Mr Adams would take - but last night he said he would need more time to absorb the report. Mr Green said it was always easy to ``kick from the side'' on decisions but difficult when you had all the facts.
``If Dick was in my shoes, if he was sitting in my seat, and looking at all the complex issues assocociated with the decision we've made, he would make exactly the same decision we're making,'' he said.
Eric Hutchinson, the Liberals candidate for the federal seat of Lyons, described Mr Adams's reaction as ``too little, too late'' for forestry workers.
In 2004, Mr Adams took similar action by backing then-Liberal prime minister John Howard and condemning the forestry policy of Labor opposition leader Mark Latham.
Timber workers hailed him as a hero. He won his seat in an election that Labor lost.