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Help us challenge unlawful logging in Tasmania

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Blue Derby Wild is a bold volunteer-run community group campaigning to protect Tasmania's native forests from logging, we need to raise $20,000.00 to challenge Tasmania's corrupt native forest logging system in the High Court of Australia.

We are taking landmark legal action to challenge the system of laws and regulations in how our native forests are logged. Rules that allow state base logging agency Sustainable Timber Tasmania (STT) to regulate itself by delegating the powers of the independent regulator, The Forest Practices Authority. This doubling-up of powers allows STT staff to create and approve their logging plans, log the forests and then police their logging and any breaches they commit. Essentially putting the fox in charge of the hen house, and it's been this way for decades!

Blue Derby Wild started legal action on this case in April 2022, and had our hearing in front of the Full Court of Tasmania on April 18, 2023. On April 15 we filed an application to take our case out of Tasmania, and to the High Court of Australia.

This case is about bringing transparency and accountability to how our publicly owned, biodiverse and carbon-dense forests are managed to stop destructive native forest logging. It is also about the ability for community groups, not for profit groups and advocates to be able to stand up for our forests and environment, and challenge the destruction of nature.

We need your help to fund this mammoth effort to shine a light on Tasmania's non-transparent and destructive native forest logging sector that goes back to decades.

Our forests are worth more standing and worth standing up for.

Organizer and beneficiary

Blue Derby Wild Forests
Eddystone TAS
Blue Derby Wild Inc Forests

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