“Today’s decision in the Magistrates Court that Bob Brown, Karen Weldrick and Kristy Alger were able to be arrested at Snow Hill last year, where they were defending nesting Swift Parrots, does not alter the fact that the logging was unlawful,” Bob Brown said outside the court today.
The hearing of the case against the trio is due to resume on 18 March 2024.
“Our case will be that Forestry Tasmania’s logging of the Swift Parrot coupe was unlawful. Their man-on-the-ground has admitted that they deliberately cut down the last Swift Parrot tree left standing in the logged area even though they had earlier protected the tree as a habitat tree. That was as unlawful as it was spiteful.”
“Our eyes are now focussing on logging of Swift Parrot habitat in the Southern Forests west of Geeveston. That is also unlawful and we have demanded Premier Rockliff put an immediate stop to it,” Brown said.