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FOREST PRACTICES ACT 1985 - SECT 37A

PART VA - Forest Practices Advisory Council 37A. Forest Practices Advisory Council

(1) A Forest Practices Advisory Council is established.
(2) The Council consists of –

(a) a person with knowledge or expertise in sustainable forest management; and

(ab) a person with knowledge of the State's resource management and planning system in relation to municipal areas in which forestry is a major land use, nominated by the Local Government Association of Tasmania; and

(ac) a person with expertise in, and operational experience of, forest harvesting or forest contracting; and

(b) a person with knowledge of the State's resource management and planning system, nominated by the Secretary of the responsible Department in relation to the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994; and

(c) a person with knowledge of administration and legislation in relation to private forests, nominated by Private Forests Tasmania; and

(d) a person with knowledge of administration and legislation in relation to multiple use forests, nominated by the Forestry corporation; and

(e) a person with expertise in, and experience of, forest issues in relation to harvesting and processing, jointly nominated by the Forest Industries Association of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Country Sawmillers Federation; and

(f) a person with expertise in, and experience of, forest issues in relation to forest conservation; and

(g) a person with expertise in, and experience of, tree growing on private land, jointly nominated by the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association and the Forest Industries Association of Tasmania.

(3) The members are appointed by the Minister.
(4) The person referred to in subsection (2)(a) is chairperson of the Council.
(5) If a body that is responsible for making a membership nomination under subsection (2) changes its name, the Governor, by order, may amend that subsection by substituting the body's new name.
(6) If a body that is responsible for making a membership nomination under subsection (2) ceases to exist, the Governor, by order, may amend that subsection by substituting the name of a body which the Governor is satisfied substantially represents the interests that were represented by the first-mentioned body.
(7) If a body having sole responsibility for nominating a person for appointment to the Council under subsection (2) fails to discharge that responsibility within such reasonable period (of not less than 21 days) as the Minister allows when calling for the nomination, the Minister may make the appointment without further reference to that body.
(8) If bodies having joint responsibility for nominating a person for appointment to the Council under subsection (2) fail to discharge that responsibility within such reasonable period (of not less than 28 days) as the Minister allows when calling for the nomination, the Minister may –

(a) if the failure is collective, make the appointment without further reference to those bodies; or

(b) if the failure is due to an act or omission of only one of those bodies, accept and act on a nomination from the other body.

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(11) Schedule 5 has effect with respect to membership of the Council.
(12) Schedule 6 has effect with respect to meetings of the Council.



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