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.
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
Water released into the Lower Darling River four weeks ago has arrived at the Wentworth Weir on the Murray River and authorities say a greater amount than expected could be on the way after strong rainfall in northern New South Wales. Authorities hav » Read More
The first report looking at the economic value of the Great Artesian Basin, estimates that it contributes more than $12 billion to the Australian economy each year. “Now we have this elementary information we can make some informed decision abo » Read More
The owners of around 50 cattle stations in the Northern Territory have signed an open letter advertisement against hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, five days out from Saturday’s election. The letter, which was released to media ove » Read More
Queensland farm lobby group AgForce is claiming a victory after cross-bench MPs felled the Palaszczuk Government’s bid to tighten tree clearing controls. After a heated debate spanning two late night sittings, independent Billy Gordon voted wit » Read More
A suite of hybrid renewable energy systems are being installed from Rottnest Island and Coober Pedy in the west, to King and Flinders islands in Tasmania. See more here » Read More
Tasmania’s electricity crisis, turmoil over reliance on renewables in South Australia, and the growing mix of solar and wind are prompting a rethink on energy. And as Australia’s energy ministers prepare for an emergency energy meeting in » Read More
The damage bill for Tasmania’s June floods has climbed to an estimated $180 million. The Tasmanian Government has commissioned a study into what needs to be done to rehabilitate rivers that flooded. See more here » Read More
Queensland’s deputy premier has vowed to pursue land clearing reform, even if the controversial legislation currently being debated in parliament fails. Farm lobby group AgForce responded by saying it would target Labor-held regional seats if t » Read More
Drones and aircraft technology are being used for the first time to monitor water flows out of the Menindee Lakes storage system. Two weeks ago, the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) turned the taps on to help replenish an extremely thirsty Lowe » Read More