THE good news is that the pulp mill licence is up for sale – and there’s interest in it.
The bad news is that some small groups in Tasmania, presumably not having read the miserable economic news recently, have said they will oppose any move to establish a pulp mill in Tasmania.
There is every chance these groups will again say “there are better ways of building the economy than a pulp mill” but they then lapse into either silence or incoherent chatter about small roadside industries as the appropriate models.
Can anyone in Tasmania think of a capital-intensive labour- creating business or industry that the Greens or pulp mill opponents have brought to this state in recent years?
On the other hand it is entirely legitimate, on solid evidence, to accuse those same of having virtually destroyed an industry – forestry and forest related operations.
Should it be that a buyer for the pulp mill licence is found then that great majority of Tasmanians who recognise the need for such a substantial investment and so many and so varied job opportunities must not allow that opportunity to slip away.
-TREVOR G. COWELL, Perth.
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