Opal “seriously” considering closing Maryvale paper operation

More than 300 jobs are on the line as Opal Australian Paper considers the closure of its paper operations at the Maryvale Mill in eastern Victoria, following a Supreme Court order that forced pulp supplier VicForests to scale back harvesting in endangered possum habitats. “Despite our best endeavours, Opal has been unable to source viable alternative wood supplies to replace the VicForests shortfall,” the company said.

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