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Today: Wednesday 10 November, 10am: Supreme Court prosecution of Brown Mountain protesters - be there!


URGENT: Please lend your support by attending at Supreme Court to Victorian Government prosecution of Brown Mountain protesters. Tomorrow, Wednesday at 10:00am, (10 November 2010) the Department of Sustainability and Environment will proceed with its prosecution of the individuals charged with protesting at Brown Mountain. meet outside the Magistrates’ Court at 9:15am, corner of Williams and Lonsdale Street Melbourne. I will be there to meet you and direct you to the relevant Court room. This is a political cause of deepest importance. The Victorian Government and the ALP's involvement in forest crimes goes back years. The forest protesters are our bravest democratic and environmental activists. We must support them for all that they do for the rest of us.

Wednesday 10 November - stand up for justice

Today, Wednesday at 10:00am, (10 November 2010) the Department of Sustainability and Environment will proceed with its prosecution of the individuals charged with protesting at Brown Mountain.

Although Bleyer Lawyers, acting for the individuals, invited DSE to withdraw the charges given the Supreme Court of Victoria restrained VicForests from logging at Brown Mountain, the Department is pressing on with the prosecutions of those charged before the outcome of the Supreme Court case.

We would be grateful if you could lend your support to the individuals who have been arrested for protecting Brown Mountain and attend Court tomorrow.

If you are able to attend, please meet outside the Magistrates’ Court at 9:15am, corner of Williams and Lonsdale Street Melbourne. I will be there to meet you and direct you to the relevant Court room.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries.

Kind regards

Sophie Bird - Lawyers for Forests - M 0414 985 728

ALSO – LEGAL UPDATE IN FITZROY ON THURSDAY @ 7pm

A reminder that the launch of the legal guide for forest activist is being held this Thursday, 11 November 2010 at the Marquis of Lorne, Corner Kerr and George Street, Fitzroy. Please disseminate the invitation to your networks. At this stage we plan to have an update on the Tas and Vic negotiation, a chat about upcoming campaign events and a legal update.

We hope to see you there (see attachment).

Sophie Bird - Lawyers for Forests

AND LASTLY a fund raiser this Saturday 13th Nov at Rye Beach.

FOREST FUNDRAISER FOR ENVIRONMENT EAST GIPSLAND AND SAVE THE PINES

OUR WILDLIFE IS CRYING OUT FOR YOUR HELP

COME AND SUPPORT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HAVE DEDICATED THEIR LIVES TO THE PROTECTION OF OUR STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL BUSH LIKE BROWN MOUNTAIN AND WESTERFIELDS AT:

ST ANDREWS REC CLUB HALL

99 BASS MEADOWS BLVD

ST ANDREWS BEACH (RYE BACK BEACH)

3 CLASSIC LOCAL BANDS :

· LUCKY,

· KING BAT AND

· TUBAVAS.

ON SATURDAY 13 TH OF NOVEMBER 2010

7PM- 12PM BYO

COME AND CELEBRATE ENVIRONMENT EAST GIPSLAND’S COURT CASE WIN AND FIND OUT WHAT THIS MEANS FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECTION. HEAR ABOUT THE BATTLE TO SAVE THE NORTHERN PENINSULA BUSHLAND.

COME AND ENJOY A GREAT NIGHT AT THE REC CLUB WITH OTHER PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT OUR MAGNIFICENT ECOSYSTEMS.

FOR MORE INFO CALL MARK ON 59822046 (or see attachment)

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Jill Redwood

Coordinator

Environment East Gippsland Inc

(6800 Bonang Rd Goongerah)

Locked Bag 3

ORBOST Vic 3888

Ph (03) 5154 0145

www.eastgippsland.net.au

Comments

I think there was a small crowd of supporters. The case was – what do you call it – deferred, or put down for another day early next year sometime I think. DSE still refused to drop the criminal charges. That hearing next year should determine if they’ll be charged or be let off.

Meet the pollies
On the Panel:

• Brian Walters (Greens Candidate for Melbourne)

• Gavin Jennings (ALP Minister for the Environment)

• Peter Walsh (Liberal Shadow Minister for Agriculture)

• Vanessa Bleyer (Bleyer Lawyers)

• Luke Chamberlain (The Wilderness Society)

Come and see your political leaders present their parties’ policies on the future of native forest logging in Victoria.

To incite healthy debate, politicians will be joined on the panel by forest campaigner Luke Chamberlain and Conservation Lawyer Vanessa Bleyer.

When:

6:00pm, Wednesday 24 November

Cost:

Gold coin donation.

Where:

RMIT University, City Campus, 340 Swanston

St Melbourne (Building 8, Level 10, Room 22)