This guide explains the Tasmanian Forest Agreement Act 2013. It is not a commentary on the Act.
The Tasmanian Forests Agreement Act 2013 was passed on 30 April 2013 by the Tasmanian Parliament and become law on 3 June 2013. In this document we call this law “the TFA Act”.

In brief, the TFA Act will do the following things:

  1. Make changes to the obligation on Forestry Tasmania to supply wood to industry.
  2. Create a Special Council which will report to Parliament and the relevant Minister on
    the implementation of the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.
  3. Set up a process to create reserves in areas that are currently state forest and open
    for native timber harvesting. This includes providing compensation for those who
    suffer financial loss as a result of the state forest becoming a reserve.