In David versus Goliath battle, conservationist Tony Hastings and former timber worker Greg Tantram today won their case against the Department of Sustainability and Environment. Taking over 5 years the case went through the Magistrate’s Courts, County Court appeal and Supreme Court judicial review before being remitted back to the County Court for final determination.
“We are relieved that the case is over, but disgusted that the DSE’s unlawful logging continues at Dingo Creek and in other old-growth forests, while protestors seeking to uphold the law are again being dragged through the Courts,” Mr Hastings said.
During the case, 3 botanists all testified that rainforest had not been protected, contrary to Code of Forest Practice requirements for the Rainforest Site of National Significance. The Supreme Court provided rulings that all rainforest is protected and the Code of Forest Practice is part of the law that the DSE must comply with.
For more information, please call Tony Hastings on 0427 534 548 or Greg Tantram on 5154 0124
For information on past Dingo Creek court cases see:
Illegal Logging at Dingo Creek
Dingo Creek: Facts behind the court case
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