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The Age: The closure of Australia's last white paper mill could end native forest logging in Victoria

Native forest logging in Victoria could end sooner than scheduled if a Japanese paper company decides to close down its Latrobe Valley white paper plant, the last of its kind in Australia and one of a few remaining major buyers of the state’s native timber.

State government and union sources expect Nippon Paper Group to permanently discontinue production of office paper at its subsidiary, Opal Australian Paper Maryvale Mill, this week, citing a lack of native timber supply from state-owned logging agency VicForests.

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