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
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
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