Media Release: Tasmanian Loggers face Federal Court injunction

The Bob Brown Foundation will apply for an interlocutory (immediate) injunction to stop Sustainable Timber Tasmania logging the forest habitat of species facing extinction.

Mr Ron Merkel QC notified the Federal Court of the foundation's bid for the injunction today. The application will be filed next week.

Bob Brown said it is urgent because the critically endangered Swift Parrot is currently arriving in Tasmania’s forests to feed and breed.

In the court today, before Justice Duncan Kerr, it was agreed to a further hearing next Friday of the foundation's case that the Regional Forest Agreement is illegal.

Bob Brown said he was enlivened by the Tasmanian Solicitor-General telling the court he foresaw the case being appealed to the High Court if the loggers lose in the Federal court.

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