Old Growth

Brown Mt Background & General Information

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Timeline - EEG vs VicForests - Brown Mountain

12th August 2009

EEG requests Environment Minister Jennings to make an interim conservation order under the FFGA to protect Brown Mt and adjoining forests as a critical habitat due to a number of threatened species.

19th August 2009

Letter to Jennings asking for an urgent reply to 12th Aug letter by 21st August as we believed VicForests were planning to log the area in question.

ALP promise dishonored Old growth forests to go up in smoke.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Brumby government snuck out a media release at 7pm on Tuesday 10th November 2009. What was in it that they didn't want the media to make a big deal about? It was about the area of old growth that it had promised to protect 3 years ago - but much reduced. There is now 5,000 ha less than the original offer. It also cut out the intact stands of old growth at Ferntree Creek and Big River. How did they do this and still claim to protect even more? They protected areas that were already protected but under a different name.

Brown Mountain's rare wildlife in landmark court case

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Environment East Gippsland has taken the bold move to sue the Victorian government's logging monopoly, VicForests in a bid to save what remains of Brown Mountains old growth and rare wildlife.

In September 2009, this group's application for an interim injunction to stop the planned logging of old growth forests on Brown Mountain was granted.
The main case will be heard in March 2010 and is set down to run for ten days.

Court upholds public interest in Brown Mountain forest proceedings

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Supreme Court today refused VicForests' application for up to $163,000 in security from a small environment group. VicForests was asking for this sum to be secured before a court injunction is granted to stop logging on Brown Mountain.

"If EEG had been required to pay such a large sum of money, it could have stifled an important piece of public interest litigation", said EEG spokesperson Jill Redwood.

EEG v VICFORESTS IN SUPREME COURT

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Landmark court case could alter forest management for rare wildlife

On Tuesday 25th August 2009 Environment East Gippsland commenced proceedings against VicForests in the Supreme Court of Victoria asking the Court for a permanent injunction to stop VicForests from logging Brown Mountain. We are also asking the Court to declare that the logging of Brown Mountain is unlawful.

600 YEARS OLD!

Monday, June 1, 2009

A hundred years ago the excuse was ignorance for destroying ancient forests. Now the only excuse is pure, cold-blooded, merciless politics, union corruption and political donations to the ALP.

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