As Liberal Democrats, we believe in a vigorous, sustainable forestry industry. However, we regard governments as unsuitable providers of forestry services, incapable of achieving the goals of forestry more efficiently than private owners. Moreover, public funding of government forestry bureaucracies has contributed to waste and poor resource utilisation for decades.
That is why the Liberal Democrats WA are committed to abolishing the Forest Products Commission, as well as supporting the principle of the landowner’s freedom of choice when it comes to whether or not to use land for forestry purposes. When land is used for forestry, it must always be the landowner’s sole decision when to harvest the trees.