Up yours, Forestry Tasmania
Thursday June 11th 2009, 4:19 pm

Public donations pay Brown’s legal bill

Senator Brown faced losing his seat in the Upper House if he failed to pay Forestry Tasmania’s legal fees after initiating a court case to stop logging in the Wielangta Forest.

He admitted earlier this week he was having trouble paying court costs and Dick Smith offered to help out.

But Senator Brown has told ABC Radio’s AM program generous donations from the public have helped him raise the money.

Senator Brown says he will be able to meet the June 29 deadline after more than 1,000 people donated their money.

“A lot of these people have said ‘we are not Greens voters, we are Labor voters or we are Liberal voters, but we want to make a donation for Tasmania’s forest and for this stand that you have taken for them’,” he said.

Bob Brown lost this case on appeal due to John Howard and Paul Lennon colluding to amend the Regional Forestry Agreement in February 2007, after Brown’s original victory. The legislative change, which does not have voter assent, was applied retrospectively. How this didn’t shake out to be a conspiracy to act in contempt of court, I’ll never know.

But yeah, I was one of the 1000 or so who ponied up some cash. Go Bob. :)

“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.”

-Benito Mussolini

-weez


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Good on you, Weez.

Comment by melchior 06.14.09 @ 12:06 pm

Problem is, it’s “up yours” but they get $240k.

Comment by Jeremy 06.15.09 @ 12:41 am

But what they didn’t get was unseating Bob Brown, Jeremy. That was clearly the intent of FT.

Comment by weez 06.15.09 @ 5:48 am



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