Tarkeeth Three convicted over battle with “archaic” logging operation | Coffs Coast Advocate

TWO men and a woman known as the ‘Tarkeeth Three’ have been found guilty of protest action after they attempted to block Forestry Corporation NSW’s logging operation at Tarkeeth State Forest.Protesters rallied outside the Coffs Harbour Courthouse in support of the convicted three who chained themselves to the roadway to stop the Forestry Corporation from felling and carting timber from the forest near Bellingen last June.Amber Daley, Anthony May and Peter Simmonds were given some leniency by the magistrate because of their clean record, and received a $750 fine.Susan Weil, organiser of the Not In My Forest Action group, says despite the convictions Forestry Corporation “have not won”.”We did get three convictions which will be appealed, and I’m glad they got the smaller end of the fine which could have been much steeper,” she said.”There was no damage, no violence and no threat made so it was a pretty pitiful stance.”

Source: Tarkeeth Three convicted over battle with “archaic” logging operation | Coffs Coast Advocate

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