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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Lonely Gum Photo: Adam Tibballs | Flickr CC

Hug a tree – before is gets cleared and offset!

NEWS 14 December 2017 | Victoria is the most cleared state in Australia, and we are still losing significant amounts of native bush and wildlife habitat to urban development, agricultural...
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Weedy seadragon. Photo: John Gaskell

Act on marine life

NEWS Wednesday 13 December | New marine and coastal legislation was today introduced into the Victorian parliament. This legislation is the result of a 2014 election commitment by the Andrews...
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