BERMAGUI FOREST DEFENDERS IN COURT TOMORROW
The last court cases arising from the logging of Bermagui forest last year will be heard in Bega Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 16 May 2012).
Forest activists, Suzanne Foulkes and Harriett Swift have been charged with causing a traffic hazard in relation to the passage of a log truck which was taking logs from the Bermagui forest to the Eden chipmill.
Bermagui forest includes significant koala habitat and the logging was strongly resisted by the local community over about 3 months from June to August 2011.
A small part of the forest was temporarily "protected" last week by a highly controversial Commonwealth Government Biodiversity Fund grant which will pay Forests NSW to buy in replacement logs from native forest logging elsewhere for the 6 years of the moratorium.
15 May 2012
Contact: Harriett Swift