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GRAEME WELLS, School of Economics and Finance, University of Tasmania.

A Critique of Assessing Direct Government Subsidies Paid to Tasmanian Industries (A Report by BS Felmingham, S Poate and I McMahon [IMC-Link], May 2009. for Forestry Tasmania and the Forest Industries Association of Tasmania.

It has been claimed that this Report ‘clearly shows subsidies benefits consumers as well as producers, and generate jobs and income for Tasmanians’.

It does nothing of the kind.

Download analysis: Critique_of_IMC-Link_report_Final.pdf

Earlier:
Voodoo and the Felmingham Report
Felmingham hits back for forestry
The $630m cost of subsidising forestry