Labor has been re-elected for another term of government, and now is the time to act to protect forests. Native forest logging was a huge election issue, and we're calling on the Labor government to urgently bring forward the transition so we can finally see an immediate end to logging and permanent protection of forests. In just the last month leading up to the election state-owned VicForests lost 3 Supreme Court cases, and was found illegally logging greater glider habitat, failing to survey for and protect the endangered species.
An ABC investigation also revealed the state government has broken their promise to protect old growth forests, and old growth forests were being logged within days of the announcement back in November 2019. Plus we worked with the Age to expose the dirty hidden carbon emissions of the logging industry, and that recently announced protection areas for the greater glider had already been logged before qualifying for protection.
The government must urgently commit to ending native forest logging. Victorians have made it clear they care deeply about protecting forests, and this should be the number one priority of the re-elected Labor government. We cannot wait for another 8 years.
The incredible results would not have been possible without your help. Together we made protecting native forests and a rapid end to logging a key election issue. Thank you so much for all your help and for everything you've done! We achieved so much, and we are beyond grateful for all the support, dedication and joy that was put into this campaign.
Together we letter boxed more than 100,000 homes, ran stalls at locals markets, handed out flyers at train stations, had hundreds of conversations at local community events, got post cards signed, dropped banners, projected, did phone banking, put up posters, attended candidates forums, handed at flyers at pre-poll - and so much more! Thank you so much to every who got involved.
After such a big campaign we'll be taking a bit of a break over the summer holidays, but rest-assured we will back refreshed and ready for the new year to continue our work to finally see an end to native forest logging, and protection of forests.
We acknowledge our campaigning has been on stolen Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Country. We pay our deepest respects to Elders past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.