Wilderness Society loses case


A court challenge brought by the Wilderness Society (TWS) against the federal government was rejected on all counts on August 9. TWS alleged that environment minister Malcolm Turnbull had not properly assessed the environmental implications of the proposed Gunns pulp mill development in the Tamar Valley.

Tourism group Investors for the Future of Tasmania had presented an almost identical case that was rejected at the same time. The Wilderness Society has decided to appeal the decision.