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Australian Political News

Forestry groups and environmentalists go their own way
A forestry roundtable to thrash out a way forward for the industry in Tasmania has been sidelined in favour of private talks among environmentalists and the timber sector.

Labor faces thrashing in Penrith
The Labor Party is expected to be severely pounded when voters in the New South Wales state seat of Penrith go to the polls for today's by-election.

Chinese VP wants mining tax briefing
The Chinese vice-president will use a visit to Australia this week to get a briefing on the Government's plan to introduce a new mining tax.