The Greens in Palerang

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Woodchips cost twice as much as they earn for state

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

Woodchipping costs NSW taxpayers almost twice as much as it returns in royalties, according to figures provided to State Parliament last week.

“The new figures, supplied to Greens MLC Ian Cohen prove what we have always suspected, that State taxpayers are being taken for a ride,” according to Chipstop campaign spokesperson, Ms Harriett Swift.

Ms Swift said that the State receives less than $6 million dollars in royalties in the south east, but Forests NSW operations costs exceed $10 million for running offices, workshops and other operations which service the woodchipping industry. (more…)

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