So how much did it cost the Victorian tax-payer to cover this huge legal challenge just so the government can keep in good with the small number of cowmen wanting free agistment in a National Park? EEG has applied for this cost under FOI.
The Federal Court handed down its decision in January that cattle don’t belong in National Parks. We applied for the total costs under Freedom of Information from the DSE. Their FOI officer has refused, unhelpfully saying they don’t have the total legal costs. We will resubmit our FOI and let you know how your taxes are being spent when we receive a more helpful response.