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Media releases 2007

Report card reveals Brumby Government dragging its feet on environment

December 11, 2007

Half of the Victorian Government’s environment election promises are at risk of not being delivered or have already been broken, a new report from leading environment groups says.

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Hundreds of divers suit up for annual underwater fish census

November 30, 2007

Up to 300 scuba divers and snorkellers are preparing to get wet for a cause in the third Great Victorian Fish Count, which hits the water tomorrow.

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Channel deepening a critical test for national envirnonment laws

November 17, 2007

Unique underwater sponge gardens at Port Phillip Heads are at risk of potentially catastrophic impacts from the Port Phillip Bay channel deepening project because of a failure in Federal legislation, leading environment groups said today.

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Catchment report card reveals a failing environment

November 1, 2007

An alarming report card from a Government advisory body has revealed Victoria’s catchments are in dire condition and in need of urgent help, environment groups say.

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Brumby undermines independent investigation

September 27, 2007

Victoria's leading environment groups are alarmed and disappointed that Premier Brumby has dismissed a draft recommendation by its own independent advisory body to return environmental flows to the Murray River.

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Threatened species list a wake-up call for government

September 7, 2007

The number of Victorian animals threatened with extinction is a wake-up call for the State Government to produce some big ticket items through its current Land and Biodiversity White Paper inquiry and turn around the state's biodiversity crisis, the Victoria Naturally alliance said today.

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New ad to fell Red Gum fears

A newspaper advertisement that dispels the myths about the protection of River Red Gum wetland forests is being launched by Victoria's key conservation groups today.

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Protest attracts bush confusion

August 9, 2007

Today’s protest in Melbourne against the north/south pipeline and Wonthaggi desalination plant has attracted some protestors intent on seeing the health of the River Murray continue to decline.

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