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Let’s Start Our Own Protest – Support the Manufacturers and Retailers that Support Australia’s Forest Industries

Dear Timber Communities Australia members and supporters,
Attacks being waged against retailers are a new form of protesting to shut down Australia’s forest industries. Australia’s forest industries need the support of Timber Communities Australia members, supporters and the general public in order to repel these untruthful claims.
The Wilderness Society is planning a protest at all Officeworks stores nationally on the morning of Tuesday 13 September.
The protesters will be targeting Australia’s best-known and best selling copy paper brand, Reflex, which is manufactured in the Latrobe Valley by Australian Paper (AP).
The Wilderness Society continues to make wrongful claims about the Reflex brand’s environmental sustainability credentials.
AP’s Maryvale paper mill is certified to the Australian Forest Standard (AFS) for Chain of Custody (AS4707) while the Reflex brand is certified to both AFS and PEFC. AP sources more than half of its wood fibre supply from Hancock Victorian Plantations (HVP). HVP is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Native forest pulp logs used in Reflex is supplied by VicForests, an AFS certified company which complies with AS4708 – Forest Management.
The Maryvale mill directly employs nearly 1,000 people and is the largest employer in Gippsland. The contractors that provide support services to the mill employ a similar number of workers so you should have little doubt as to the extent of damage the protesters can do to this industry if left unchecked.
Leave your comments under “Trevor Brown” on the following Facebook sites:
To join the “Buy Reflex” campaign on Facebook go to: and leave a comment. If you already have a Facebook account, please ask your friends to join our campaign.
Leave positive comments and encouragement to Officeworks and its staff on the company’s Facebook page at:
Thanks to Tasmanian TCA Coordinator Barry Chipman has highlighted that similar comments and support for Harvey Norman to continue to sell furniture sourced from Australian native forests on its Facebook page. Harvey Norman is getting similar “brand-mail” treatment as Officeworks and Australian Paper from international radical movement Markets for Change with its local tentacle group The Last Stand doing its on-ground dirty work.
Leave your message of support for independently certified Australian-sourced timber furniture being sold by Harvey Norman at:

Trevor Brown
South East Regional Coordinator, TCA
On behalf of Jim Adams, Chief Executive Officer