If news of the recent announcement by the State Government to phase out the Victorian
native timber industry wasn’t already pushing workers towards emotional breaking point,
activists have yet again targeted a forest contractor in a coupe, the second time in two
The Victorian Association of Forest Industries Inc. (VAFI) CEO, Tim Johnston, said he is
extremely concerned for the mental health and wellbeing of many affected by last week’s
announcement, and warns ongoing forest protesting only exacerbates the situation.