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One law for Ali, another for Forestry Tasmania: Brown

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Bob Brown 22 Feb 2012

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown says the 3 month jail sentence imposed on peaceful logging blockader Ali Alishah is in astounding comparison with every Forestry Tasmania officer involved in illegally logging 7 hectares of high conservation value forest in 2007 getting off scot-free.

"When the world heritage value Arve Forest Reserve, a Hartz Range outlier, was logged, there were no police called in and taxpayers footed the bill for Forestry Tasmania's paltry $25,000 fine imposed by the Forest Practices Authority," Senator Brown said.

"In light of this comparison, Ali's sentence is manifestly unfair and symptomatic of this rogue agency's impact on Tasmanian life in 2012," Senator Brown said.


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