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Loggers found guilty of assault after years of continued trauma for victims

15 January 2024 - The Coffs Harbour Local Court has today (15 January 2024) found two forestry workers guilty of assaulting two members of the community on a public road in Wild Cattle Creek State Forest on 25 June 2020. Michael Luigi Vitali and Rodney James Hearfield were found guilty of...


Federal Court says native forest logging while deemed technically lawful in NSW is political

10 January 2024 - The Federal Court has today handed down its decision about the validity of agreements that allow native forests to be logged in NSW. The Court examined the validity of Regional Forest Agreements (RFA), that were first made in 2000 and extended for 20 years in 2018, that...



Federal Court decision on Native forest logging to be handed down in landmark case tomorrow

9 January 2024 - On Wednesday morning the Federal Court will hand down the decision of a monumental hearing with serious implications on the validity and continuation of native forest logging in NSW. The case which was heard in March 2022 was brought by the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) against...


Federal Court Decision, native forest logging deemed to be unlawful in NSW

9 January 2024 - On Wednesday morning the Federal Court will hand down the decision of a monumental hearing with serious implications on the validity and continuation of native forest logging in NSW. The case which was heard in March 2022 was brought by the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) against...



Logging operations at Clouds Creek State Forest blocked as communities prepare for High Court decision

8 January 2024 - Greens MP Sue Higginson has joined members of the community who have blocked access to logging roads at Clouds Creek State Forest this morning to prevent logging roading operations and protect endangered species in the forest, including Koalas and Southern Greater Gliders. The Federal Court is...


Bombshell report recommends the end NSW Government’s Biodiversity Conservation Fund

19 December 2023 - The NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has today released its annual report into the NSW biodiversity credits market, while the review claims not to address the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation in NSW it recommends the controversial Biodiversity Conservation Fund be phased out. It also...



Culture of police impunity and misconduct must be challenged in light of more evidence

15 December 2023 - New evidence of police impunity and misconduct has been revealed in relation to the NorthConnex car crash in May of this year. In the wake of internal documents obtained yesterday by Greens MP spokesperson for justice Sue Higginson, it has now been revealed that the senior...


Kathleen Folbigg Exonerated

14 December 2023 -  The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal has today quashed the convictions of Kathleen Folbigg, who was convicted for the deaths of her four children in 2003. Ms Folbigg has maintained her innocence the entire time. She was pardoned in May after an inquiry into her convictions found...



Anti-protest laws begin to unravel as Knitting Nannas take win for the right to protest

13 December, 2023 - Knitting Nannas Helen Kvelde and Dominique Jacobs have today won a huge victory for the right to protest in NSW, with the Supreme Court finding offences established under the former Government’s anti-protest regime unconstitutional. The Supreme Court ruled that sections 214A (1) (c) and (d) of...


Better late than never - Government announces bare minimum for Great Koala National Park six months too late

12 September 2023 - The NSW Government has today announced it will establish advisory panels to begin the process of creating the Great Koala National Park and move to protect koala hubs from logging within the proposed park. The announcement is a significant development in the six month conflict Labor waged...



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