Forest Industries Association of Tasmania
FIAT's role is characterised by helping to create the right external environment within which the timber industry has to operate. This has two main dimensions - the policy environment and the public image of the industry in the eyes of the community.
The policy environment centres on government legislation and regulations which determine the limits to what industry can do. The policy environment must be tackled at both the Federal and State Level.
Industry's public image rests on public opinion and the various factors which influence that opinion. This is important because public opinion has a strong bearing on the development of Government policy.
FIAT's role is to facilitate discussion and joint action among its membership, and to project membership position in wider forums as appropriate.