Damien Brown Mercury

FORESTRY Tasmania is considering legal action against protesters in the state’s southern forests. It will be the first time the Tasmanian government business has pursued recovery of lost production costs since its high-profile failure to do so against Weld Angel Allana Beltran in February. Police Minister Jim Cox warned that a “lot has been learned” since the Weld Angel court case. The threat comes as protests in the Styx Valley intensified yesterday. Forestry Tasmania corporate relations manager Ken Jeffreys said there had been no protests for weeks because protesters knew their chances of getting coverage during the Olympics were slim. Read more here