Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) are twenty-year-long agreements between the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments which give special treatment to the native forest industry.

The looming expiry of the RFAs offers a once-in-two-decades opportunity to put in place modern, improved and transparent arrangements for the management of Victoria’s publicly owned native state forests – arrangements based on current science, and on community views about how our state forests should be valued, used and managed.

In this submission, we outline ten reasons why the RFAs have failed, are now obsolete and should not be renewed.

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