VIC GOVT PLAN WOULD DESTROY WILDLIFE TO PROTECT LOGGING

Major planned changes to logging rules would protect industry but allow destruction of rare wildlife in the most brazen and contemptuous move we have seen.Can plans to give the logging bullies unregulated access to forests get any worse?! VicForests is facing constant legal battles as community groups are forced to sue them in courts (currently …

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VicForests: What a scam!

An investigative journalist working with Micheal West has exposed a neat little summary of figures in this story to show that VicForests is one of the state’s biggest welfare recipients, and doesn’t even need to meet any mutual obligations. Tasha May | Jun 9, 2021 | Michaelwest.com.au The trees were cut down, the profits of …

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BACK TO COURT

EEG is again suing VicForests which is planning to destroy critical habitat for threatened Greater Gliders near Bonang.

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Dirty tactics by VicForests?

Forest campaigners accused of spiking roads. On 16th June 2021, about 5 weeks after our injunction in the Supreme Court forced VicForests’ logging crew out of important forests, the CEO of VicForests sent us an email notice. It asked us to discourage people from putting spikes in roads. It’s dangerous we are told. The photo …

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Woodchip mill secures Melbourne’s garbage to burn

There was the strong smell of a rat in early October 2020, when the govt announced they’d spend $3.5M to upgrade the rail line to Nippon’s Maryvale woodchip and paper mill in the Latrobe Valley. Then two weeks later, by coincidence, Nippon announced it will build an industrial garbage incinerator and has secured 150,000 tonnes …

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VicForests history of FSC failures

This is the Historic Review of VicForests efforts to attain FSC® controlled wood certification, 2007 – 2020. Prepared by Adam Fletcher. EEG has been advocating for the removcal of VicForests from the membership of the Forest Stewadship Council (FSC) since 2013. VicForests failed its first attempt to gain certification in 2009 with Woodmark being their …

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Federal Court’s orders – a win for forest protection and threatened possums

MEDIA RELEASE From Environmental Justice Australia. The Federal Court delivered final orders for the Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum’s historic win against state logging agency VicForests. It protects the 66 stands of forests that were subject to the case, and sends a clear message to VicForests that future logging plans must protect listed species. Although the …

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