Timber contractors have been made to feel their working futures are uncertain.
The state government is being accused of leaving timber industry contractors to assess their livelihoods, with the guarantee of work through to 2024 now uncertain.
Factors leading to the uncertainty are said to include:
Environmental groups obtaining injunctions preventing logging in coupes they were to return to,
VicForests dragging its feet to open up replacement coupes, and
A lack of effort on the level of roadside clearing required to ensure we do not have more long-term road closures