Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

Inquiry into timber supply constraints in the Australian plantation sector terms of reference.

to inquire and report on:

  • the nature of wood supply from Australia's plantation sector including:
    • Projected timber volumes available over the next 30 years and the potential grades of logs available.
  • The plantation wood supply available for domestic softwood processors including:
    • Current and future demand for logs for domestic processors; and
    • Any shortfall in current processing industry demand for logs.
  • The competitiveness of log pricing between domestic and export market.
  • The term of log supply contracts needed to support the processing sectors.
  • Opportunities to increase Australia's wood supply, including identifying and addressing barriers to plantation establishment.
  • The role that state governments could have in assisting in addressing any problems identified by the work of this committee.
  • Make any recommendations around any code of conduct or management mode that could assist in addressing any problems identified by the work of this committee.

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agriculture.reps@aph.gov.au