The forests of Brown Mountain support a healthy area of unlogged old growth forests that supports many endangered wildlife species. EEG’s Supreme Court case set some valuable legal precedents and required VicForests to carry out pre-logging surveys in many forests.

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Brown Mountain Logging

Brown Mt. Expert Witness Reports

> Aquatic Biological Survey Report by Robert B McCormack 7 December 2009

> Expert Witness Report for the Spotted-tailed Quoll Dasyurus maculates by Dr Chris Belcher December 2009

> Report on Sooty Owls and Powerful Owls for the Supreme Court proceeding number 8547 of 2009 – Environment East Gippsland v Vicforests by Rohan Bilney December 2009

> Report on the Large Brown Tree Frog by Graeme Gillespie December 2009

> Report on Effects of Proposed Logging on Greater Glider Populations by Dr Andrew P. ...

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Brown Mt. Judgements

Win for forests in Supreme Court

In a landmark decision today, 11 August 2010, the Supreme Court has found that the government has a responsibility to look for and protect endangered wildlife before logging in the contentious Brown Mountain forests of East Gippsland.

EEG v VicForests Judgment 14 September 2010

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11 August 2010 Environment East Gippsland Inc v VicForests

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Judgment for the Interim Injunction – 14th September 2009

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Brown Mountain – final court orders

Environment East Gippsland has welcomed the final orders in the Brown Mountain landmark trial handed down in the Supreme Court on the 14th September.

“VicForests must pay 90% of our costs, as well as all their own costs, for this very long and expensive trial.

“DSE will need to undertake a series of surveys for two species of frogs and the spot tailed quoll in the coupes, there must be a review of protection areas for Sooty and Powerful owls and special conservation zones ...

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Win for forests in Supreme Court

In a landmark decision today, the Supreme Court has found that the government has a responsibility to look for and protect endangered wildlife before logging in the contentious Brown Mountain forests of East Gippsland.

This judgment has implications for all native forests that are set to be destroyed by logging,” said EEG spokesperson Jill Redwood.

“If we hadn’t sued VicForests, Brown Mountain would have been illegally logged by now. And Brown Mountain is just one ...

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The Brown Mountain landmark trial has begun!

After months of preparation, our legal team and supporters have gathered in Sale and begun the two-week Brown Mountain landmark trial.

Everything is going very well so far. It’s difficult to report on a hearing that is in progress, particularly since we are the plaintiff, so this article might lack a few things.

Our lead barrister, Debbie Mortimer SC, spent Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning in Court outlining what we say are the facts and the law, in a fascinating opening submission.

She ...

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Brown Mt Background & General Information

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.

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Fate of native forest hangs on “DAVID VS GOLIATH” court case

Environment East Gippsland Inc (EEG) v Vic ForestsBrown Mountain Court Case, Sale, Monday, March 1

The fate of a native forest with trees dating back to Joan of Arc’s time is at stake in a Supreme Court case to be heard at the Victorian centre of Sale from Monday (March 1 2010).

The landmark Brown Mountain case has national implications for all native forests in Australia and major political implications, with the green vote likely to be vital for both ...

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