Okehampton Bay Court Proceedings Put Off



Federal Court proceedings by three groups opposed to Tassal’s fish farm at Okehampton Bay on Tasmania’s east coast have been put off, Bob Brown Foundation said today.

“Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg had failed to publish his reasons for agreeing to Tassal’s Okehampton Bay operation proceeding”, Bob Brown said.

“He had twenty eight day to publish those reasons and when he didn’t, my Foundation, along with tourism operators Triabunna Investments and Spring Bay Mill, took action to have him make good that requirement.”

“With a preliminary hearing due in the Federal Court in Hobart tomorrow, the Minister has now committed to publishing his reasons by Friday this week.”

“We are glad to get this outcome and will wait to see those reasons before considereing what further action we may take”, Brown said.

Meanwhile, the preliminary hearing due at 10.15 am tomorrow has been adjourned to another date yet to be set.

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