21st to 23rd September 2016
→ For more details visit: nationallandcareconference.org.au
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.
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
National Landcare Network Chair Terry Hubbard OAM met today with Environment Minister Greg Hunt as the Minister announced the continuation of funding for community Landcare for the next two years. The National Landcare Network (NLN) and its member or » Read More
An experiment in rangelands conservation has taught station owner Michael Clinch that it is a tough task improving the environment while trying to run a business “But we must find a way. If we can’t graze our way back to a sustainable eco » Read More
What was once one of the largest inland ports in New South Wales now sits on the banks of a dry Darling River. “The river means a lot to me and my family. It’s the only thing that kept us alive in the years” Read more here. » Read More
Australia’s agricultural lands help to feed about 60 million people worldwide, and also support tens of thousands of farmers as well as rural communities and industries. But a growing global population with a growing appetite is placing increas » Read More
Strong opinions for and against the proposed tightening of vegetation management laws have been aired at public hearings around Queensland. “Coastal development, including the clearing and development of habitats, was determined to be of high i » Read More
The Greens have pledged extra funding for research, development and extension, as the centrepiece of their agriculture policy for the 2016 election. The party is also hoping to win over farmers with a promise to boost funding for Landcare, which has » Read More