Day 7

The Possums’ Case – Court Diary June 2019

Day 7: Friday June 14, 2019 and fantastic news, $ = $$

We have reached the end of the second week of our hearing and I am looking forward to turning off the alarm tonight!

This morning Mr Waller completed cross examination of Dr Andrew Smith, our expert witness on Greater Gliders. Dr Smith was followed in the box by Dr Davey, who was cross examined for FLbP by Mr Delany.

On Monday Dr Davey will continue, commencing at the usual time 10:15am. After completing the evidence of Dr Davey we will call our final expert witness, Professor Woinarski to give evidence on our very special possum. Time permitting we may progress to VicForests’ final expert, Professor Baker..

It remains expected that the hearing will be completed on Thursday, 20 June.

The Court is maintaining a dedicated website for the case. Significant documents will be added as the case proceeds.
Court documents: https://www.fedcourt.gov.au/services/access-to-files-and-transcripts/online-files/friends-of-leadbeaters-possum-v-vicforests

You are welcome to join us in Court and we will be glad to see you – Level 8 Court B. Proceedings begin daily at 10:15am; allow time to get through security. The court building is next to Flagstaff Station, so very easy to access.

WONDERFUL NEWS! For our final case fundraising effort a generous supporter has offered to double donations received (to a set limit) so every dollar you give now will count as two dollars to our case. This will help us to settle the expenses of presenting our powerful expert evidence (money well spent!) and to cover the last few Court (essential transcripts) and legal costs. Thanks to all those who have already helped us to get this far – we couldn’t have done it without you! You can still support this historic case by donating here: https://chuffed.org/project/possums-case

Thanks again for your interest and the many messages of support.

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Mont Blanc – one of the logged coupes in the case.

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