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.
“This is a groundbreaking decision because no ...
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.
Brown Mountain is known habitat for threatened and vulnerable wildlife which must be protected under government laws. Donations are urgently needed to support the ...
Landmark court case could alter forest management for rare wildlife
Thanks to some dedicated work by EEG and a small team of volunteer wildlife surveyors over the 08/09 summer season, plans to quickly annihilate the rest of Brown Mountain’s old growth forests were averted.
The Forest Management Plan for East Gippsland states that, where over 10 Greater Gliders are found in a set area, 100 hectares of that forest must receive protection. MUST. This is mandatory under law. At no ...
“Instead of sending in biologists, DSE and VicForests sent in the bulldozers”