April 07, 2004


A decade ago, I got a call from the Australian Conservation Foundation. The organisationís leader wanted to meet me for an off-the-record chat. So we met, and chatted, and argued, and also agreed on more than a few subjects; Tricia Caswell was no airhead, especially on union politics and sociopathic anti-industry greens. Therefore I am less than stunned by this:

Former Australian Conservation Foundation boss Tricia Caswell will become the new face of Victoria's logging industry, a surprise move that has shocked green groups.

The appointment, to be announced today, shocked green groups mostly because Ms Caswell vehemently opposed woodchipping and the logging of old-growth forests during her time at ACF from 1992 to 1995. Both practices still happen in Victoria.

Since leaving ACF, Ms Caswell has made a name working with the companies she once fought bitterly. She has worked with BHP Billiton, WMC, and the Minerals Council of Australia, developers Lend Lease and the plastics and chemicals industry.


Posted by Tim Blair at April 7, 2004 01:59 AM

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Posted by: FH at April 7, 2004 at 06:57 AM

I love when former environmentalists come out of their drug-induced stupors.

Posted by: Quentin George at April 7, 2004 at 07:55 AM

See what happens when you put the bong down, kiddies ?

Posted by: Johnny Wishbone at April 7, 2004 at 12:13 PM

Yeah, silly drug addled lefto's.

Posted by: Sincerity Slips at April 7, 2004 at 03:27 PM