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For information on forest issues: Chipstop | Five Forests ~ ABC MMS: +61 417 751 633 for unusual forest activities

FEDERAL MINISTERS' CONTACTS

The Hon Julia Gillard MP
Prime Minister;
Minister for Regional Australia,
Regional Development and Local Government
Phone: (02) 6277 7700
Link to online form
Prime Minister
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

The Hon Dr Mike Kelly MP
Member for Eden Monaro,
Mike.Kelly.MP@aph.gov.au
Phone: (02) 6277 4840

The Hon Tony Burke MP
Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Tony.Burke.MP@aph.gov.au
PO Box 6022, House of Representatives,
Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: (02) 6277 7640

The Hon Greg Combet AM MP,
Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Link to online form

PO Box 6022, House of Representatives,
Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600


Parliament of NSW Address labels

Link to BEGA ENVIRONMENT NETWORK for:

STATE MINISTERS' CONTACTS

Contacts for Parliament of NSW Ministers

Parliament of NSW Address labels

Premier of NSW
Hon Barry O'Farrell MP MLA
Premier@nsw.gov.au
Phone: (02) 9228 5239
Online feedback

GPO Box 5341, Sydney NSW 2001
Governor Macquarie Tower,
Level 40, 1 Farrer Place,
Sydney NSW 2000

Bligh House,
Level 12, 4-6 Bligh Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

Minister for Resources and Energy,
Hon Chris Hartcher MP MLA
Governor Macquarie Tower
Level 37, 1 Farrer Place,
Sydney NSW 2000
office@hartcher.minister.nsw.gov.au
Phone: (02) 9228 5289
Fax: (02) 9228 3448


Minister for the Environment and the Minister for Heritage,
Hon Robyn Parker MP MLA
Governor Macquarie Tower
Level 32, 1 Farrer Place,
Sydney NSW 2000
office@parker.minister.nsw.gov.au
Phone: (02) 9228 5253
Fax (02) 9228 5763

Member for Bega,
Mr Andrew Constance
122 Carp Street, BEGA NSW 2550,
bega@parliament.nsw.gov.au
Phone: (02) 6492 2056


Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

If you would like to discuss an Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) compliance issue with the Department or have reason to believe that the EPBC Act has been, or is likely to be breached, you can email
compliance@environment.gov.au
Phone: (02) 6274 1372
Free call 1800 110 395.

SUBMISSIONS

Submissions are urgently required from individuals or groups as part of the campaign to prohibit burning native forests for electricity production.

Letter to Hon Dr Mike Kelly re reconsideration of his support for the wood-fired plant at Eden. .doc

Our Forests, Climate Change and the ALP
Form letter to the Prime Minister

Phone into Sophie or Tim at ABC SE Radio 1300 810 222 and have your say on issues or write letters to ministers and the media. Suggested letters are below, or go to:
http://www.woodenpier.com/forest/.
This site will help you choose which Minister to write to and identify content which is relevant to their portfolio.

Sample letter to the Prime Minister on removing “wood waste” from native forests as an eligible fuel source.

Sample letter to Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Minister for Climate Change and Water, re Take up Forest Protection for a Climate Solution in Bonn.

SERCA encourages you to use this format to write your submission against Woodchipping of South East Forests and “Dead Koala Power”

Implications of a Proposed wood fired power station at the Eden Chipmil and Toxic emissions from wood fired electricity generation & human health 44kb

How to Buy Recycled Copy Paper and Save Our Native Forests

“Because native forests are so valuable as stores of carbon, government policies should stop encouraging their logging for woodchips and reject their burning to generate electricity.”

South East Region Conservation Alliance Inc.(SERCA) invites conservation groups and individuals to urgently join it in calling on Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments to act urgently to reduce emissions from clearing and degradation of Australia’s native forests. Your support is urgent as Australia’s climate change policy continues to be debated.

Research published recently by Australian National University scientists, built on three decades of work, shows that our Governments have seriously underestimated the carbon carrying capacity of native forests, and the role resilient natural native forests can play in climate mitigation.

  • Native forests – mature and regrowth - on average store three times more carbon than previously thought; the very carbon dense wet forests in Victoria and Tasmania store ten times more.
  • Deforestation and degradation by logging cause nearly one fifth of Australia’s annual emissions. To date, these emissions have been largely uncounted and uncosted.
  • Forests offer the only reliable way to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and must be allowed to perform this critical function.
  • Regrowth forest has a capacity to absorb significantly more carbon dioxide if left to regrow, which makes them a very valuable tool for avoiding future emissions – estimated at an annual average of 24% of our total 2005 emissions for the next one hundred years.
  • Plantation expansion, especially if underpinned by tax concessions, is an ineffective, extremely expensive way of achieving emissions reductions compared with protection of the carbon sinks in native forests.

Australia cannot expect to be taken seriously internationally on climate change while we are still devastating our own forests, many of which are directly under the control of State and Territory agencies.

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