The Muzzling of the Dingo Forest Mob

National Journal of Friends of the Earth Australia, p. 20-22, July 1994

3 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2009

Date Written: July 5, 1994

Abstract

Article describes 1993 lawsuit in Supreme Court of NSW by Forestry Commission of NSW (Australia) against Helmut Aimann, Chris Sheed and other various anti-logging activists, including unnamed persons, seeking to restrain them from "trespassing" in a two publicly owned forests. Categorises this litigation as a SLAPP suit and provides a review of earlier Australian instances of litigation against public participation including against Greenpeace over Nufarm, and against the Aurora Hotel Action Group over demolition of heritage buildings in Adelaide.

Keywords: SLAPP suits, injunctions, protest, defamation, free speech, product disparagment, anti-logging protest, strategic litigation against public participation

Suggested Citation

Prest, James, The Muzzling of the Dingo Forest Mob (July 5, 1994). National Journal of Friends of the Earth Australia, p. 20-22, July 1994 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1430209

James Prest (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia
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