Racehorses tear up Belfast Coastal Reserve-Photo Chris Smyth

New blow to hooded plovers and family beach days

MEDIA RELEASE:  17 January 2018 | The Andrews Government’s draft management plan for the Belfast Coastal Reserve (between Port Fairy and Warrnambool) released today increases the area available to...
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Logging in the Central Highlands Photo: Justin Cally

Native forests deserve better than a regulatory relic

No renewal of Regional Forest Agreements Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) are twenty-year-long agreements between the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments and provide special treatment to the...
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Comes with strings

NEWS 18 December 2017 | Andrews Government Response to Statewide Assessment of Crown Land  The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) investigation into how public land was categorised...
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Red Deer grazing, Moora Track, Grampians National Park, Victoria Australia . Photo: Rexness | Flickr | CC BY-SA 2.0

Victorian Government moves on invasive animals

MEDIA RELEASE  15 December 2017 | The Victorian Government has accepted most of the recommendations of a parliamentary inquiry into the Control of Invasive Animals on Crown Land. In its response the...
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Dr Dimity Williams

Nature’s medicine

PARK WATCH December 2017 | Dr Dimity Williams explains why a doctor would care for environment and health benefits of connecting with nature. Why would a doctor care about nature? This is...
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Premier Daniel Andrews Swinburne University of Technology | Flickr

Victorian national parks by premier

PARK WATCH December 2017 | Why has national parks creation stalled underhe Andrews Labor Government? By Matt Ruchel and Sarah Rees. Just a couple of weeks beforehe 2014 state election, Labor’s...
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River red gum wetlands along the Murray River Photo: Michael Rawle | Flickr CC

Three years on: how is the state government tracking?

PARK WATCH December 2017 | Analysis ofe Andrews Government ateree-quarter mark It’s beenree years ofe Andrews Labor Government’s term in office, and we are now 12 months out from...
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The Horn, Mount Buffalo National Park. Our parks deserve the very best management our society can offer. Photo: Phil Ingamells

What’s the plan?

PARK WATCH December 2017 | National park management plans are noble in ambition, but they are short on commitment and lack a true landscape context, writes Phil Ingamells. With the Victorian...
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Victoria’s coastal nature on both public and private land needs greater protection and restoration. Photo: Chris Smyth

Bringing back coastal nature

PARK WATCH December 2017 | It’s time to ease the squeeze on Victoria’sstal nature by establishing a Coastal Wildway Program, says Chris Smyth. Coastal land for the public Victorian...
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Corner Inlet, Ramsar Site looking towards Wilsons Promontory National Park Photo: ChineseChequers | Wikimedia Commons

Wetland wishes

NEWS 14 December 2017 | The Andrews Government has re-announced that it is delivering $2 million to better protect and manage Victoria’s eleven iconic and internationally recognised Ramsar...
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