Recent comments by: Ian Hampton
A matter of opinion
The fate of native vegetation legislation lies with the outcome of Spencer v. Commonwealth of Australia which has been set down for a full hearing of the Federal Court from November 24 this year.
Spencer's case will finally be heard after 7 1/2 years of effort on his part opposed by bloody minded court room tactics by the Australian Government Solicitor representing Australian Governments of both sides.
The case centres on the right of the Australian Commonwealth to acquire carbon credits from farm land alienated by native vegetation legislation without compensating the farmers.
Peter Spencer is appealing Justice Mortimer's findings. He is appealing her Judgement to a Full Court (3 judges) of the Federal Court in Sydney, commencing Monday 27 February 2017 - https://www.facebook.com/Support- Peter-Spencer-Australian-Farmers- 234917523046/