Monday 21st Aug 2017

Victoria Policy Priorities

Every two years AFG holds a Policy Forum where policies are comprehensively reviewed and updated by our members. The 4th edition of the AFG National Policy Statements has recently been published and is available on this website.

At the most recent Policy Forum, for the first time, delegates met in State groups to consider policy priorities for their State.  This document is the result of that process for Victoria.

AFG’s Victorian delegates have identified the following priorities for consideration by policy makers in your state:

  • Whole-of-Government Support for Private Forestry
  • Fire Management
  • Market Access and Competition
  • Bioenergy

AFG will continue to advocate for sensible, sustainable and equitable policies that will allow the forest industry to compete and prosper in a complementary manner in the rural landscape. Today there are more reasons than ever to support effective integration of trees into the landscape and the sustainable management of private native forests is increasingly important. Removal of unnecessary legislative and policy impediments is a key component of this process.

The State Policy Priorities for Victoria are available as a PDF document via the link below.

  Victoria State Policy Priorities,  1.25 Mb