we've got [quite] enough of hypocrite tony...
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australia has [quite] enough national parks and he will set up a new Forest Advisory Council to support the timber industry.
Speaking at a timber industry dinner in Canberra overnight, Mr Abbott said too much forest is currently locked up in Tasmania.
He also recommitted to repealing part of the state's Wilderness World Heritage Area made under the forest peace deal.
Under the deal, 170,000 hectares of forest was added to the area, and the Government has formally asked the World Heritage Committee to delist 74,000 hectatares [sic].
"We don't support as a Government and Coalition further lock-ups of our forests," Mr Abbott told the dinner.
"We have quite enough national parks, we have quite enough locked-up forests already. In an important respect we have too much locked-up forest."