Yesterday, we commenced Court proceedings against the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, alleging that they have failed to protect Victoria’s threatened wildlife for years.
Our client is Environment East Gippsland. We will argue in Court that the State Government has breached the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act by not preparing conservation plans called ‘Action Statements’ for four threatened species: the Glossy Black Cockatoo, the Long-nosed Potoroo, the Eastern She-oak Skink and the Large Brown Tree Frog.
No case like this has ever been brought in Victoria before.
For more information see our media release and Environment East Gippsland’s website