Posted December 03, 2015 16:40:48

The executive director of timber organization Ta Ann Tasmania has been granted a correct of reply in Federal Parliament to comments made by independent MP Andrew Wilkie.

The Denison MP had tabled a document and addressed Parliament in June calling for a royal commission into subsidies to state-owned Forestry Tasmania.

Mr Wilkie mentioned Evan Rolley, who was the managing director of Forestry Tasmania from 1994 till 2006, ought to be the very first witness to the inquiry.

The citizen’s correct of reply was tabled in Federal Parliament these days and incorporated into Hansard.

The proper of reply particulars Mr Rolley’s issues about the document.

“The documents presented by Mr Wilkie have been never discussed by him with me to verify on any matters of truth,” Mr Rolley mentioned.

“They contain several critical errors of reality, make defamatory references without having foundation and are primarily based on well-liked conspiracy theories.”

In it, Mr Rolley stated he rejected the parts of the documents presented by Mr Wilkie which reflected on him and his reputation.

“Forestry Tasmania and Ta Ann Tasmania have operated each ethically and legally in their industrial dealings that arose from a competitive expressions of interest process to create worth-adding neighborhood manufacturing of previously exported hardwood woodchip logs in Tasmania,” he said.

In granting the proper of reply, the Federal Parliament’s Privileges Committee said it had not deemed or judged the truth of any statements produced by members in the Property or by the particular person in search of a response.

External Link: Evan Rolley right of reply

Topics: federal—state-concerns, federal-parliament, forestry, hobart-7000

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