Our bio-diversity in freefall – Vic Govt report

This should be making news daily until the government takes real action – a third of all of Victoria’s terrestrial plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, invertebrates and ecological communities are threatened with extinction. The Victorian Auditor General’s Office looks at various aspects of government departments, if they are performing well, using money effectively and carrying …

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VIC GOVT PLAN WOULD DESTROY WILDLIFE TO PROTECT LOGGING

Major planned changes to logging rules would protect industry but allow destruction of rare wildlife in the most brazen and contemptuous move we have seen.Can plans to give the logging bullies unregulated access to forests get any worse?! VicForests is facing constant legal battles as community groups are forced to sue them in courts (currently …

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Polishing the turd – the RFA make-over

The lack of credible science, the use of flawed data and the systemic violation of environmental laws is clearly DELWP’s and VicForests’ weaknesses in the public’s eye. Their strategy to continue appeasing the logging industry for another 20 years is already a crooked process for a devious and destructive outcome.

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VicForests loots public property

VicForests’ illegal logging has surfaced again – this time taking a leaf out of Indonesian and Malaysian logging operations – going where they have no permission to destroy.

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Threatened Greater Gliders killed for firewood

Our sister organisation, Gippsland Environment Group (GEG) has documented the clear failure of the Minister for the Environment Lily D’Ambrosio and her department (DELWP) to protect Greater Gliders and their critical habitat in the foothills north-west of Bairnsdale. This despite knowing of their presence for over a year.  What makes this doubly criminal is that …

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Budget Estimates reveal government ‘assistance’ provided for Eden chip mill

Repairs to the Eden chip mill are under renewed scrutiny, with Minister for Primary Industries, Lands and Water Niall Blair admitting in the Budget Estimates review that “a range of [government] assistance” is being provided to Allied Natural Wood Exports. Last week, ANWE general manager Jarrod Wallis advised the Eden Magnet that the mill was “funding the repair work without government assistance”, …

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