Anna Krien: Into the Woods

An outsider’s journey through selective truths

Peter Mares

 

 

Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests
by Anna Krien
Black Inc., $29.95 pb, 311 pp, 9781863954877

 

On the day that I finished reading Into the Woods, I opened the newspaper to a report that Gunns was withdrawing from native forest logging to base its future business entirely on plantation-grown timber. Given that Gunns controls almost eighty-five per cent of the wood products traded in Tasmania, this has raised hopes of an end to the decades-old forest war in the island-state.

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Published in November 2010 no. 326
Peter Mares

Peter Mares

Peter Mares is contributing editor with the online journal Inside Story, adjunct fellow at the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University, and a moderator with the Cranlana Programme. Peter worked for twenty-five years as a broadcaster with the ABC and throughout his career he has combined journalism with public policy research, particularly on topics related to migration. He was the author of the first comprehensive analysis of Australia’s approach to refugees and asylum seekers: the award-winning book Borderline (UNSW Press, 2001 and 2002).

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