Articles by Margaret Blakers

Margaret Blakers is the Canberra-based Director of the Green Institute and Convener of the Global Greens. She is a long-time environmental activist, organiser of Australia's first Bird Atlas and of the first Global Greens Congress.

Forests Not Woodlots

This article was written in response to Rosemary Beaumont’s article: It is Everyone’s Forest

Rosemary Beaumont’s article is timely. The Great Southern Forest is part of a larger picture which will see the fate of over 6 million hectares of Australia’s most loved native forests decided between now and 2021. Either they will be handed to the logging industry for another 20 years, effectively to become woodlots, or the federal government will resume environmental oversight and give the forests a chance. Continue reading →