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Australian PM says too much forestry 'locked up'

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott was accused Wednesday of mounting "a massive assault on the environment" after he warned too much Australian forestry was closed to logging and there were enough national parks. 

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been accused of mounting "a massive assault on the environment" after he warned too much Australian forestry was closed to logging and there were enough national parks

In an address to a timber industry dinner, the centre-right leader said he would establish a new advisory council for the industry, calling it a sector that had been "frowned upon" for too long.

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