The plan to prepare plans – the end is nigh

Having a list of rare and endangered species is not much good if there is no binding plan to protect them. As a result of the legal proceedings initiated in the Supreme Court on 21 May 2013 by EDO on behalf of EEG, the then environment Department, DEPI, agreed to immediately prepare protection plans called …

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EEG successfully takes legal action – #3

EEG and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) have applied for our case to be discontinued in the Supreme Court after an out-of-court agreement was reached. We took action to sue the government over its disregard for its own laws. We asked it to write protection plans for four out of 374 Victorian …

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Four species still waiting for protection

The four wildlife species that EEG has used to test the governments adherence to the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act are detailed below. The FFGA states that when a species is listed as threatened, it must have a protection plan, called an Action Statement, written up “as soon as possible”. The legal challenge looks at …

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We’re suing the government again!

We have commenced proceedings in the Supreme Court (21/5/13) to sue the Department of Environment and Primary Industries for years of failure to protect Victoria’s threatened wildlife. We are alleging in Court that the State Government has violated the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act by not preparing protection plans called Action Statements for four threatened …

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VicForests – destroying the rare Glossy Black Cockatoo this time

VicForests is at it again and the dust has barely settled on the Brown Mountain legal case. While the Gliders and Potoroos remain in an uneasy limbo while there’s a ceasefire, other habitat of rare wildlife is copping wholesale destruction elsewhere. So another court case is brewing. This time the rare species of the far …

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