21st to 23rd September 2016
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National representation to Landcare & other Community Volunteer NRM Groups.
The National Landcare Network (NLN) is the representative body for Landcare groups across Australia and works to provide a voice for Landcare at the national level.
The NLN is made up of representatives from each State and Territory, who come together to share their successes and support one another in overcoming challenges.
We aim to tell a collective story that reflects the shared experiences of Landcarers across Australia, and advocate for the Landcare movement to enable it to continue its essential work building resilient and productive landscapes, and protecting our natural environment.
National water agencies will receive secure funding into the future, as part of the Federal Government’s mid-year budget update. Operational funding for the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Commonwealth Environmental Water Office, and water prog » Read More
The federal government is keen to win back disaffected voters, especially in Queensland. This week treasurer Scott Morrison asked the productivity commission to look into at-risk regions, saying that he understands that some parts of the country are » Read More
A CSIRO study has for the first time put a dollar figure on the losses to farmers due to coal seam gas (CSG) mining on their land. According to the model used by the CSIRO, a sample area averaged a loss of $2.17 million over 20 years when CSG mining » Read More
A Tasmanian researcher is hoping combining waste from two different industries can help with environmental management. University of Tasmania research fellow Anita Parbhakar-Fox is finding alternative ways to stop the acid leaching of tailings dams d » Read More
Carbon farming would be a financial windfall for Western Australia’s economy and a benefit to the environment, a new study has found. The study, commissioned by conservation alliance Partnership for the Outback, found carbon farming would gener » Read More
There is a perception that farming and environmental preservation rarely go hand in hand, but one far north Queensland farmer is looking to change that. Alan Zappala’s sugar cane, tropical fruit and flower farm covers about 180 hectares of land » Read More
Farmers in Queensland’s Mary Valley fear the dust from a proposed manganese mine in the region could add to the toxicity of local soils. In 2009 the region avoided being permanently flooded, after plans to turn the valley into a dam were reject » Read More
Across Australia Landcare groups are scratching their heads over a $100 million windfall announced by the Federal Government. The $100 million was part of the agreement to win support from the Greens for the Government’s 15 per cent tax on back » Read More
The Townsville Prison Farm is trying to turn Indigenous bush foods into commercial crops. “We’ll be able to sustainably harvest rainforest crops rather than hack down rainforests to grow other crops. Read the full article here » Read More
As part of a deal to settle the backpacker tax dispute, the Australia Greens have secured an additional $100m for Landcare over the next four years, We will provide you with more detail on what this means for the National Landcare Network and the sta » Read More
Inspired by a YouTube video of some 800 ducks lining a vineyard in South Africa, a Great Southern winery has decided to try their hand using ducks instead of pesticides and baits for problem snails. Apricus Hill in Denmark is one of just a handful of » Read More
A Northern Territory environmental lobby group says it has several concerns with Jemena’s draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Northern Gas Pipeline. Submissions to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) on the pipe » Read More
A marine biologist is trying to restore lost reefs in the waters off south-east Queensland, by supplying locals with bags of native oysters. Ben Diggles from Restore Pumicestone Passage said the area used to have large sub-tidal reefs, but many had b » Read More
The Office of the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for the Environment and Energy, released this media statement on 12th October confirming the Commonwealth Government’s pre-election commitment to fund community Landcare Networks until June 20 » Read More
The new representative body of the National Landcare Network (NLN) met for the first time in Melbourne last week, just ahead of the 2016 National Landcare Conference and Awards. Louise Duxbury from WA and Karissa Preuss from the ACT (pictured l-r) we » Read More
Aquaculture now accounts for 40 per cent of Australian seafood production, and while Tasmania’s salmon industry is booming, there is a new kid on the block. Murray cod farms are springing up along the Murray Darling system, especially on irriga » Read More
The Productivity Commission says Australia has treated recreational fishing with “benign neglect”, and has recommended that all recreational fishers be licensed in future. It noted that the recreational catch matches or even exceeds the c » Read More
Never in human history has there been such an abundance of food, and yet many people in cities are unaware of how it lands on their plates. Professor Louise Fresco’s message at the Sir John Crawford Memorial Address in Canberra was a pragmatic » Read More
A pollination expert says he wants to educate avocado growers about the role of flies and other insects in orchards, with the insects being just as important as bees for pollination. Plant and Food Research pollination entomologist Brad Howlett has b » Read More
Farmers have welcomed the Victorian Government’s plan to ban fracking, a move the mining industry has warned would cost residents in higher electricity bills. The permanent ban on the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional ga » Read More