The 2023 Federal Budget offerings for environment and climate change
“If the budget ditched the Stage 3 tax cuts, Australia could save every threatened species – and lots more” “Scientists have estimated about $1.7bn a year is needed to fix Australia’s degraded ecosystems and wild places.” “We can’t settle for a slow jog when the climate crisis calls for a sprint. Climate change is already…
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VICFORESTS IS BANKRUPT
VicForests has broken a new record – in multi-million-dollar losses. A $54 million loss was declared in its annual report tabled on 20th December 2022. Victoria has an insolvent state owned business losing $54 million of tax-payer dollars in 2021-22 – on top of almost 2 decades of annual losses, proven cases of illegal logging…
A DEAD LO$$
Immediately ending native forest logging across Victoria’s central highlands, would generate an extra $60 million in benefits for the state this decade alone.
Gliders have their day in court – and WIN
Supreme Court rules in favour of effective detection and protection of rare gliders – with scathing comments on VicForests’ logging
The state government is increasing our bushfire risk right now
Opinion piece reprinted from The Age 16/7/22 I have worked in the forests of Victoria since July 1983. Today I’m the most highly cited forest ecologist globally and have written 48 books on the subject. One of the most difficult times in my career in that 40 years was after the 2009 Black Saturday fires,…
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The case against prescribed burning to fight bushfires
Scientists hope the belated listing of fires as a threat to forest species can stop the destructive use of hazard-reduction burning.
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Forest protectors are heroes!
Celebrate – don’t incarcerate them June 24, 2022 Across the country, extreme laws targeting the people protecting our precious forests are being introduced. In Victoria the Andrews govt is threatening to fine people who try to protect forests from bulldozers up to $21,000 or jail them for 12 months. As well they are increasing VicForests…
BACK TO COURT
EEG is again suing VicForests which is planning to destroy critical habitat for threatened Greater Gliders near Bonang.
The destruction of Cabbage Tree Creek
By Peter Fisher | 1 February 2020. In late March 2022, the state government’s unstoppable new burning empire set fire to the surrounds of this tiny area of incredibly unique and ancient palms in East Gippsland. It is part of an unproven, counterproductive, baseless and destructive land management regime. Natural disaster and man-made destruction is…
Leadbeaters Possum case proves Australia’s enviro laws are a hoax
After a three year legal case to protect the critically endangered Leadbeaters Possum from logging, it was eventually shown that the commonwealth environment laws are ineffective.
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