McCaskill said she hoped the five-year revisions would lead to better cooperation between agencies, a major frustration for the sawmill industry under the old agreements. The Australian, government and territorial governments have identified forest areas if the [Logging Coupes] WT017E and WT019D and proposed forestry operations in cuts other than WT017E and WT019D were epBC measures; The Senate had discussed a bill by Greens Forests Critic Senator Janet Rice to repeal the Regional Forest Act (RFA), which excludes logging from national environmental law. “We have 20 years of solid research that shows the other values of indigenous forests – for climate change mitigation, for water production, for tourism, for better firefighting. There is a lot of new information that really needs to be taken into account before riding on an FRG. 1.71 The Committee notes that the Plenary Court`s decision was not based on a variant of the Tasmanian FRG agreed on 23 February 2007 by the then Prime Minister, hon Mp John Howard, and hon Mp Paul Lennon, then Prime Minister of Tasmania.  The variant of the FRG was a new clause 68, in which the Commonwealth and the State of Tasmania agreed that CAR reserves and management rules under the TASmanic FRG protected rare and threatened species and forest communities.  1.31 RFAs should ensure the safety of biodiversity and the security of access to forests for production activities such as logging and wood chip production through the Car Reserve System. They should also take into account changes in the conservation status of ecological species and communities over time. On May 23, 2008, the High Court considered an application for special leave by Senator Brown. Senator Brown wanted to appeal the Federal Court of Justice`s decision, in particular two points, “one concerning the proper construction of a certain regional forest agreement and the other the powers of the General Court of the Federal Court of Justice of Australia to rule against the granting of a permanent injunction.”  “It does not take into account their value as water, water production, it does not value forests for their carbon content, and it certainly does not value forests for their biodiversity, conservation, biological value,” he said.