Possums case to continue

The Federal court cleared the way on Friday for the nationally significant Possums Case to continue. 

Allegations that VicForests failed to identify and protect Leadbeater's Possums, Greater Gliders and their habitat in accordance with the Central Highlands RFA will now be tested in court (details and links to court documents).

VicForests' undertaking not to log in 34 coupes while the first part of the case was decided has lapsed and logging began in two of the coupes on Friday morning. Friends of Leadbeater's Possum will apply for an interim injunction to halt logging in the forests subject to its amended statement of claim.

The next part of the case will involve expert witnesses giving evidence about the impact of logging on Leadbeater's Possum and the Greater Glider and whether the rules have been breached.

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