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The Australia Institute: Money doesn't grow on trees
"If native forest logging were to be discontinued in NSW, existing grants and avoided losses could provide funding for ongoing management by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Furthermore, the impact on jobs is likely to be minimal, as approximately only 600 people are directly employed in the native forestry industry in NSW, less than 0.1% of the total workforce."

A Financial Analysis of the Woodchipping Industry in South East New South Wales (based on a submission to the NSW Government: Mr Michael Costa, Treasurer. Proposal to increase the Hardwood Royalty Rates  for Hardwood Pulpwood Logs from Native Forests in April 2007) by Terry Digwood
 

Forests NSW presentation on the future of the timber industry in the south east. A power point presentation by Ian Barnes, Regional Manager July 2008