Rally for Forests protesters flooded the steps of the Victorian Parliament on August 12 to demand an end to logging in native forests. It as one of many protests around the country.
The Daniel Andrew's government announced in May that it would end native forest logging in Victoria. However, the Victorian Forest Alliance pointed out that areas in the western regions of Victoria will continue to be logged.
Snuff Puppets kept the crowd amused, pantomiming the death of koalas and species of native birds. While seemingly light hearted, it reminded protesters that logging and land clearing in native forests endangers wildlife and risks extinction.
Actions were also organised in nipaluna/Hobart, Gadi/Sydney, Boorloo/Perth and other places with further actions planned in the coming week, including outside Labor's national conference in Meanjin/Brisbane.
The rallies are part of a save native forest campaign, coordinated by the Bob Brown Foundation.
Video: Sydney rally calls for federal intervention to save ancient forests - YouTube/GreenLeftOnline.