22 July ARELJ Case Note - Applying the Cautionary Principle to Harvesting Timber in Victoria July 22, 2020 By AMPLA Admin ARELJ, Environment ARELJ, Timber, Victoria, Environment 0 Aleksandar Vuksic Solomon Brothers The recent Victorian Supreme Court decisions in Wildlife of Central Highlands Inc v VicForests  VSC 10 and WOTCH v VicForests (No. 2)  VSC 99 mark the first injunctions made in the wake of the Black Summer bushfires restraining VicForests from harvesting timber in coupes on the basis that to do so would be a breach of the precautionary principle given the impacts of the fires on threatened species and their habitat. The decisions highlight that the scope of the precautionary principle is such that it may restrict harvesting of timber in coupes already approved in the wake of unprecedented natural disasters such as the Black Summer fires. Member Login Required to Access Case Note Read More Related Articles FORREST AND FORREST PTY LTD AND MINISTER FOR ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS  WASAT 28 Western Australia’s State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) has rejected a review, by Forrest & Forrest Pty Ltd, against the refusal of consent to impact an Aboriginal site in constructing weirs across the Ashburton River. A unanimous three-member panel published its decision in April 2023. SAT’s decision and reasoning has direct significance and use for anyone involved in processes for a s 18 consent under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 and broader relevance for the law around protection of Aboriginal heritage in Western Australia. With the WA Government announcing the reversal of recent statutory changes and a return to the 1972 legislation, SAT’s decision has increased relevance. ARELJ - Case Note - Yindjibarndi Case “Occupation Requirement” Authority ARELJ Case Note - Guidance on the principles that apply to a decision of the Warden under S 122E of the Mining Act 1978 (WA) in respect of the removal of a caveat Richore Pty Ltd v Cougar Metals NL  WAWC 1 ARELJ - Case Note - Judgement Clarifies Extent of Non-Conforming Use Protections ARELJ - Case Note - Financial Consequences of the Dismissal of a Native Title Claim ARELJ Case Note - Implications of New Provisions in the Human Rights Act Following Waratah Coal Decision Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.