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Media releases 2013

Scientists and community groups unite to stop Napthine's flawed land clearing laws

Sunday 8 December 2013

More than 100 respected ecologists and scientists have joined forces with a 70 strong force of local conservation groups to push for the overturning of Victoria's new land clearing laws.

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Alpine grazing a back door deal for cattlemen mates

Monday 25 November 2013

The Victorian Government's latest grazing trial in the Alpine National Park is more of the same: a favour for cattlemen mates dressed up as fire and land management.

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Great Victorian Fish Count hopes to make 2013 Year of the Seadragon

Saturday 23 November 2013

Nearly 400 divers and snorkelers will drop below the waves this weekend as part of the biggest citizen science event on Victoria's marine calendar, the Great Victorian Fish Count.

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If you go out in the Wombat Forest tonight prepare for a big surprise

Thursday 21 November 2013

Ever wondered what the animals of Victoria's Wombat Forest get up to after dark? Now a new community guidebook helps answer those questions.

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Bastion Pt - beautiful one day bulldozed the next

Thursday 14 November 2013

Community dismay as the bulldozers move in on Bastion Point, Mallacoota, to dig up the beach for a bitumen road and 130 metre break wall.

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Victorians converge on 'the Prom' for HANDS OFF PARKS protest

Saturday 2 November 2013

Today hundreds of bushwalkers, parks friends and campers are converging on Victoria's much-loved Wilsons Promontory National Park to spell out a huge 'HANDS OFF PARKS!' sign using torches on the beach at dusk.

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New research finds Hastings port expansion plan an oil spill disaster in the making

Monday 2 September 2013

Massive development plans for Victoria's Westernport Bay will expose the area's globally significant marine and coastal wetlands to potentially huge damage from oil spills, new research shows.

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Developments must remain outside of Victoria's cherished national parks

Thursday 22 August 2013

Nature loving Victorians will have been betrayed if legislation designed to give developers virtual freehold in some of our most cherished national parks is passed in State Parliament today.

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Government's key environment promise goes to water

Wednesday 17 July 2013

The Napthine Government has broken a key election commitment to investigate the management of Victoria's rivers, wetlands, estuaries and groundwater systems.

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New firewood consumer guide to help keep you warm inside and out this winter

Sunday 7 July 2013

The Sustainable Firewood GuideA new consumer guide aimed at helping Victorians keep warm this winter with a clear conscience is a first for those wishing to buy environmentally sensitive firewood for use at home or in a business.

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Prospecting has no place in national parks

Friday 7 June 2013

Plans by the Napthine Government to open up key Victorian national parks for fossicking and prospecting may result in 'appreciable ecological risk' and impact on waterways, an independent investigation shows.

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New legislation hangs 'for sale' sign on Victoria's national parks

Thursday 30 May 2013

Victoria's national parks have been effectively 'put up for sale' after the Napthine Government introduced legislation allowing 99 year development leases in the state's most important parks.

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Last chance to save Melbourne’s most threatened species

Monday 13 May 2013

Environment groups from across Melbourne's growth areas today called on federal environment minister Tony Burke to apply the full force of national environmental laws to ensure threatened species are protected from urban sprawl.

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Recreational fishing not off the hook: report

Tuesday 20 April 2013

A new report shows that despite popular opinion recreational fishing does have an impact on the marine environment and is proving difficult to manage.

Some of Victoria's most popular eating fish are now far more likely to be hooked by a recreational fisher than a commercial operator, a report released today reveals.

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