Even from the grave, failed timber company Gunns continues to influence Tasmanian politics.
Labor premier Lara Giddings is staking the credibility of her party's split with the Greens on resurrecting the controversial Tamar Valley pulp mill project first proposed by Gunns.
Ms Giddings says parliament will sit from January 28 to ensure the mill can be built in the state's north.
The Greens vehemently oppose the $2.5 billion project, and the ALP is keen to remind voters of that fact before the March 15 state election.
The mill is currently the subject of a Supreme Court action brought by environmental group the Tasmanian Conservation Trust (TCT).
The TCT is challenging the validity of the permits issued by the government to build it.
Ms Giddings' legislation would presumably ensure the permits remained active.
The move comes after Gunns receivers KordaMentha revealed six potential buyers for the site, design and permits.
This is despite Gunns, which collapsed in September 2012, being unable to attract an investment partner for the project.
Ms Giddings admits she can't guarantee a mill will be built, but says potential investors need certainty ahead of the expected finalisation of the sale by the end of March.
"We do not want to see our plantation trees exported to nations around the world to provide jobs for other people outside of Tasmania," she said.
"We want to ensure that we can have a modern, clean industry, one that provides jobs for Tasmanians."
The Greens accused the premier of playing politics, and Liberal leader Will Hodgman said the government should have acted when first asked to by the receivers.
"I'm concerned that the premier that now claims to be the champion of this project would just sit by idly when she was asked to act last year," Mr Hodgman said.
"The Greens were holding a gun to this government's head."
One thing is certain - the debate will, again, be divisive.
Some former Gunns executives have said the controversial timber giant would still be alive if the mill had gone ahead.
In Tasmanian politics, at least, it might still be.