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Bob Brown proceeds with High Court forest appeal

Greens leader Bob Brown today filed papers in the High Court in Hobart seeking leave to overturn a Federal Court decision permitting logging in Tasmania's Wielangta Forest.


In December 2006 Justice Steve Marshall ruled that logging in the 10,000 Hectare Wielangta Forest was illegal because it threatened three endangered species, the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle, the Wielangta Stag Beetle and the Swift Parrot. However, in November 2007 Forestry Tasmania was successful before the full bench of the Federal Court in having this ruling overturned.


Senator Brown is now making his appeal to the High Court. A hearing is not expected before March.

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