Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Forestry Tasmania Threatens Brown with Bankruptcy‬‪

Senator Bob Brown
Via the Greens' website, 09/06/2009

Loss of Senate seat would follow‪

To help keep Bob in the Senate, the most helpful thing you can do is to send a cheque payable to Bob Brown Forest Account to GPO Box 404, Hobart, 7001, Or donate online here

Forestry Tasmania is threatening Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown with bankruptcy if he doesn't pay $240,000 dollars by 29 June 2009.‪

In 2006 the Federal Court found in favour of Senator Brown's claim that logging in Tasmania's Wielangta Forest threatens the endangered Wedge-tailed eagle, Swift parrot and Wielangta stag beetle. However, on a legal technicality, the Full Bench overturned Justice Marshall's order that logging should stop and ordered Senator Brown to pay costs instead.‪ In 2008, the High Court, in a 2 to 1 judgement, endorsed this ruling.

The Clerk of the Senate has informed Senator Brown that ‘you would be disqualified from further service in the Senate' if the new threat were to proceed from an inability to pay.

‘I will be exploring all avenues to pay this bill on time,' Senator Brown said.


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