Only plantation pine and recycled fibre are used to make Australian-made newsprint. The wood comes from the thinnings from normal forestry management in plantations in southern NSW, northern Victoria and Tasmania. These forests are harvested primarily for sawlogs for the housing and joinery industries with the residue from harvesting used to make newsprint.
Newsprint manufacturer Norske Skog has been a leader in protecting native forests. Old growth eucalypt has not been used to make Australian newsprint since 1991 and the use of any amount of regrowth eucalypt ceased in late 2008.