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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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

UPDATE – October 2021 Highly toxic ash coming to a road near you? Australian Paper, now calling itself Opal (but still 100% owned by Japan’s Nippon) is pushing ahead with their EPA ‘tick and flick’ approval to build a massive industrial garbage incinerator on its current factory grounds in the Latrobe Valley. This latest atrocity …

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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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Tubbut farmer charged with cruelty and killing protected wildlife

Judy Edwards, farmer at Tubbut, was charged $10,000 in the Orbost Court on 5th December 2019 under the Wildlife Act and the prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. She is a neighbour of John Auer who is accused of poisoning over 400 Wedge-tailed Eagles. Judy Edwards was up on 36 charges but some had been …

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