The Tasmanian Premier will not intervene in the failed forest peace talks, despite a main industry player now insisting it will only talk to government.
Peace talk groups have held informal discussions for more than a week since talks collapsed, but now the Forest Industries Association of Tasmania is refusing to deal with environmentalists.
FIAT will now only talk to the state and federal governments.
Chairman Glenn Britton would not elaborate on the decision but says after more than two years of talks, an outcome has not been achieved.
He says while the group is hopeful of a successful outcome, he wants an agreement and not a surrender.
The Premier, Lara Giddings, says that does not mean the Government will intervene.
"Let me be very clear, the Government is not in the middle of those discussions negotiating an outcome," she said.
"That has never been our intention." The Premier insists the Government is not putting more money on the table, making suggestions or speaking on behalf of any parties.
"We've been briefed by industry and we've had conversations with all groups to get an understanding as to where they're at and what the issues are in that respect, but we are not part of any negotiations." She says the talks can continue without the association because there are other industry groups at the table.