Community views ignored in Labor’s ‘lock and leave’ VEAC report

The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) has released its final Central West Investigation report into public land use at Victoria’s Wombat, Wellsford, Mount Cole and Pyrenees Range forests and it raises more questions than answers. The Liberal Nationals support a broad and diverse system of national, state and regional parks and reserves throughout Victoria and…

Duck hunting season

Daniel Andrews has ignored his own consultation process by imposing new restrictions on Victorian hunters in the 2018 duck season. The Andrews Labor Government has taken no notice of advice from informed stakeholder groups that strongly argued against the restrictions. Victorian hunters legally taking part in the duck hunting season are being penalised by a…

Labor in denial on botched eID rollout

Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has embarrassingly admitted she has no idea of serious concerns with the implementation of electronic identification (eID) of sheep and goats. Victorian saleyard operators say they won’t be ready to scan eID tags by March 2018 because the software they need to share data with the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)…