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Western Australia 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 from 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 Western Australia.

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AFG Policy

AFG has a robust mechanism for the development of policy with direct input from our members.  This has produced a range of policies that identify important areas for improving the resilience, viability and contribution of the private forestry sector.

AFG Policies are prepared to assist Government, decision makers and AFG branches and members in further developing policy that recognises AFG priorities.

AFG held its 5th Policy Forum in Launceston at the Biennial Conference in October 2016. Prior the the forum, members were provided an opportunity to comment on existing national policies and proposed edits to policies that required an update. The proposed edits were developed by a group of volunteers and specialists. At the Forum, policy recommendations were debated and resolved. The AFG Policy Statements 5th edition will be available shortly and this page will be further updated with current versions of individual policies. 

The the full Policy Statements of the 4th edition can by downloaded by clicking on the link below.

pdfAFG Policy Statements 4th edtion, 14MB

AFG Policies can also be accessed individually via the links below:

Private Forestry is a Positive Land Use

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