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Day 8 - MyEnvironment v VicForests Transcript wednesday 15 02 2012

As expected, this morning continued with the ongoing cross-examination of Michael Ryan, VicForests' Forest Scientist. During questioning Mr Ryan claimed that, when you are in the forest Leadbeater's Possum Zoe 1A habitat is quite clear and should be excluded from logging. Referring to the report on Gun Barrel coupe that he had prepared last July, he pointed out that it was only in exceptional circumstances that such a level of detail was undertaken. In this case the circumstances included a high level of public interest.

After conclusion of cross-examination there was no re-examination by Mr Waller so Mr Ryan was excused.

After that Mr Waller informed the court that by agreement Dr Mark Neyland would not be called and VicForests had resolved not to call Mr Simon Smith of DSE. 

The only witnesses remaining to be called are Dr Schirmer and Dr Ajani. With assurances from both sides that there would be sufficient time to complete the evidence and cross-examination of both witnesses tomorrow, the court rose early to reconvene, tomorrow (Thursday) at 10:00 am