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Bushfire fears raised in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Fire Service admits its capacity to fight bushfires could be compromised by the big changes in Tasmania's forest industry. There is concern some forests could be become a high fire risk with the restructure of Forestry Tasmania and the collapse of timber company Gunns. S
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Gunns repercussions for taxpayers and social services

Taxpayers will take a $239,008 hit after the collapse of Gunns for roadworks, but above that there is also the cost to social services from the increased level of unemployment and subsequent hardship. Source: The Mercury
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Gunns mills may hold some hope

While taxpayer backing has been offered to help a potential Tarpeena sawmill buyer expand to safeguard 200 jobs thrown into doubt by the collapse of Gunns shareholders are unlikely to see any money returned. Source: Herald Sun, The Advertiser, The Australian, The Mercury
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