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Wielangta Forest ruling Friday.



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Senator Bob Brown Senator for Tasmania

Wielangta Forest ruling Friday

27th Nov 07

The full bench of the Federal Court will hand down its finding in the appeal against Justice Marshall’s

ruling, on 19 December 2006, that logging in the 10,000 hectare Wielangta Forest near Tasmania’s east

coast is unlawful.

The judge ruled in favour of Greens leader Bob Brown’s case that the logging breached national law

because it threatened the rare and endangered species, the giant Tasmanian Wedgetailed eagle,

Wielangta stag beetle and Swift parrot.

Forestry Tasmania, backed by federal environment minister Malcolm Turnbull, appealed and the appeal

was heard over 5 days before Justices Ross Sundberg, Raymond Finkelstein and John Dowsett in August.

Senator Brown is intending to attend the Court in Hobart. The details are:

When: 2.15pm next Friday, 30th November

Where: Federal Court in William St, Melbourne and via video link to the court in Davey St opposite

St David’s Park, Hobart.

Further information: Prue Cameron 0408 473 379