Read this story. Think about why anyone bothered to cut down those trees. Here's the Forestry Tasmania District Forest Management Plan Report, including on page 7 acknowledgement of "non-conformance", or a breach of the Forestry Practices Plan. Seems like no action was taken though, it just got written up in a report. Below it there's another table with corrective actions. I assume this means there was no corrective action on coupe CF017A. Further reading that would also tend to suggest there's a major problem can be found here, and here. The second one has a pretty clear indication of John Gay's understanding of what's going on, right at the end of the transcript.