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12/2/03
(1) 40 year revegetation effort shows 11% vegetation cover brings back almost all pre settlement bird species.
(2) City V Bush - Ross
(3) State of the Reef - the Baker report
(4) Canegrowers rejects the Baker report - Dr Jennifer Marohasy
(5) $10 million Drought Recovery funds available
(6) Putting a value on ecosystem services?
(7) Canegrowers organises Property Rights Forum to be held in Cairns in April
(8) Kathryn Varrica (CLEG, NSW) reports on Landholder issues
(9) The ACF & Property Rights
(10) BUSHFIRE ‘GREENIE-BASHING’ MISGUIDED says conservationists
(11) Combined Landholders Association (CLA) was forms in Manning (NSW).
(12) Two Letters concerning unauthorised Dams in the US - Judith McGeorge
(13) PROGRESS REPORT ON PROPERTY RIGHTS AUSTRALIA. - ASHLEY McKAY


28/1/03
(1) Discussions begin about merging various "rural / whole thinking" environmental groups
(2) Cottonworld articles - Water
(3) GM plantings skyrocket
(4) Lower Murray Irrigation wants fairer treatment
(5) Roo quotas to be reduced due to drought
(6) Adidas targeted by Animal libbers
(7) East Timor's farmers battle drought, low prices and insecure land tenure
(8) Rainfall figures broken in the Territory
(9) WWF report stirs up Drought debate
(10) Lobby group to promote irrigated agriculture  
(11) Are some trees in the wrong places?
(12) NSW Opposition promises to change water sharing plans if need be
(13) The great water revolution - article from G`Day G`Day Magazine
(14) Land & Water Australia announces "leading edge thinking" on property rights
(15) Limiting food supply - "Costing Clerk thinking" - Ian Mott
(16) REAP WHAT YE SOW - article
(17) Judith McGeorge & Leon reply

10/1/03
(1) Craig Underwood (WA) discusses property rights
(2) Marsha Isbester (NSW) comments on NRM & farmers
(3) Defining "Ecological Sustainability" a must - Judith McGeorge (Quilpie, Qld)
(4) Rising Human Population a result of increased food supply? - Bev Courtney
(5) Leon`s comments


21/12/02
(1)Qld Desert Uplands Vegetation plan released.
(2) Salinity survey finds farmers active
(3) Graziers battle drought and wild dogs -
(4) Controls on clearing NT native vegetation -
(5) SA Roo quota lowest since '82
(6) Viewpoint - Stu Higgins,  QLD
(7) Car Industry support & votes compared to Agriculture - Judith McGeorge
(8) US Radio show on Eco Extremism - Ruth Quigley
(9) PUTTING SUSTAINABILITY INTO PRACTICE
(10) ABA considers local content increase for regional TV -
(11) New CRC to halve water use?
(12) SA Irrigation Project published.
(13) Alex Jay comments on recycling city water
(14) Bureacrats & decision making - Ian Mott
(15) Future Generations will judge todays Conservationists harshly - Dixie Nott (Qld)
(16) New NSW Coalition policy on Veg Committees - Marsha Isbester (Cobar, NSW)
(17) Property rights & Communal societies - Alex Jay
(18) Property Rights & COAG - Leon Ashby

27/11/02
(1) Helpful hints about photo attachments
(2) Massive water resource being untapped
(3) Qld TV ADS MISLEADING - DROUGHT NOT LINKED TO SALINITY
(4) Marsha Isbester (Cobar, NSW) standing for next NSW election
(5) Leon Comments on rural politics
(6) Dr. Ashok Khosla wins UN environment prize
(7) Educational Web Site games to check out
(8) Depression & droughts - Ruth Quigley & Leon Ashby
(9) East End Mine Action Group Inc (Qld) makes contact
(10) CHURCHILL FELLOWSHIPS CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS
(11) NFF and BushVision
(12) Vegetation Quiz discussion - Greg Burrows & Dixie Nott
(13) Landholders Institute begins


27/10/02
(1) News in brief
(2) COMMONWEALTH HARDENS LINE ON STATE WATER REFORM
PROGRESS
(3) Salinity Maps - Dr David Dent
(4) WA Govt releases draft Sustainability Strategy
(5) CSIRO gives tick to Qld wastewater project
(6) NSW Legal challenge to conservation laws gains momentum
(7) NSW Farmers launches Booklet
(8) Academics blame Farmers
(9) Mallee farmers call for emu cull
(10) Sustainable Irrigation
(11) Murky future for world water - a drain on farmers
(12) Communication, drought, depression & suicide
(13) Greenhouse Gases from Broadacre Crops
(14) Farmhand Foundation & Landholder issues - Peter Wren (WA)
(15) QLD graziers bill government for roo agistment -
(16) Time to Fix Your Roo Imbalance. - Ian Mott (Qld)

17/9/02
(1) Pastoral land tenure needs clarification
(2) Irrigators' conference says public needs educating
(3) Agriculture in the Classroom
(4) Earth Summit comment
(5) NSW Threatened Species Act undergoes change
(6) Money available for native title negotiations
(7) Dam covering trial
(8) Bioprospecting & Property rights looked at
(9) VIc Farmers improving on salinity
(10) Margaret House on City landscapes
(11) 30% of Melbornes water used watering gardens
(12) Ian Mott comments on water and environmental flows    
(13). KEMP MOVES TO LIMIT EPBC IMPACTS ON FARMERS
(14) Dr Richard Eckard & Leon Ashby discuss greenhouse etc
(15) Compartmentalism vs Integration - Keith McLaughlin (Leucaena Network)

24/8/02
(1) Timber communities want tougher penalties for protesters
(2) Vic DNRE "out of touch"
(3) High court native title rulings
(4) Fox Issues
(5) Lance Jones (Rolleston Qld) reports on DR David Kemp`s visit
(6) Margaret House (Aramac Qld)  Trees, Salinity, & public debates
(7) Water Reforms to Wash Out Coonabarrabran Abbatoir
(8) SA Northern plains rising water table 'hot spot'
(9) Qld Salinity Summit comments
(10) Middle ground needed on GM debate says Scientist
(11) WA water plan  
(12) Pesticide resistance threatens world's food supply
(13) Greg Burrows replies to Leon Ashby`s comments
(14) Microbes & controlling diseases - Chris Salter
(15) Johannesburg Summit Petition:
(16) some words of wisdom

3/8/02
(1) Australian Salinity Action Network (ASAN) will be formerly launched
(2) QLD SALINITY - THE REAL FACTS - Howard Hobbs, Qld MP
(3) New Qld salinity map released -
(4) Salinity maps need more work
(5) TREE`s & SALINITY- Bernie Masters WA MP Comments
(6) Leon Ashby Comments on Trees / water use
(7) Weekend farmers should have a plan – landcare consultant
(8) Ian Mott, - Koalas & native trees
(9) Poll on Cubbie Station
(10) Gippsland native title claim
(11) Who owns the rain in Vic
(12) Australia not getting drier
(13) Wild Dogs at Tumbarumba
(14)NSW Farmers agree to Telstra sale "but only if"
(15) Scientists tell farmers to improve environmental performance
(16) QLD forest grazing restrictions concerning

(17) NSW Independent Scientific Group TwistIng facts and opinions?


24/7/02
(1) Cubbie Station Buy out not on - Anderson
(2) Warren Truss initiates an inquiry into "future water supplies for Australia`s rural industries & communities"
(3) BIA conference in Longreach
(4) Greg Burrows - Land destruction - the discussion continues
(5) Leon`s  Reply
(6) Peter Wren (WA) writes about
 proposed Amendments to the EPA Act for the Protection of Native Vegetation in Western Australia
10/7/02
(1) Property Rights / Public Good conservation issues heating up
(2) SA EPA RESTRUCTURING - more environmental Police
(3) Secret Qld plan to buy Cubbie Station revealed
(4) NSW Water reforms come at massive cost
(5) NSW
Government dismisses cost of water reform
(6) Walgett VEG Plan Rejected by landholders - Denise OBrien
( 7) Viewpoint - Ian Mott
(8) IDEAS FOR PAYING FOR PUBLIC GOOD CONSERVATION
(9) Kangaroo Population Threatens Graziers
(10) Blowflies give mango growers a buzz
(11) Excerpts from Sarah Moles - ABC viewpoint -
(12) Greg Burrows - Laws & the environment
(13) Leon`s Reply
(14) Look at the historical cycle - Bill Soko
(15) Leon`s Reply
(16)US & Canadian GM victims visit Mt Gambier (SA)
(17) Blues magazine Editorial

25/6/02

(1) Sustainable Grazing System's success
(2) Bedford Ground Water Interception Project fights salinity
(3) Qld Native Title case settled
(4) SBS puts on a vegetation management / property rights debate
(5) Craig Underwood (WA) on water Allocations
(6) Property Rights & "The Last Straw" - Michelle Ward
(7) Property Rights / Protests etc - Alan Mackey
(8) Anti - Democratic Green Groups - Dan McLuskey
(9) Bill Soko (Daintree Rainforest Foundation) replies to Patrick Moores eco-extremist views
(10) David Chambers (Land Management Society) Retires    
(11) Talk Back Radio - Jock Douglas
(12) Greenhouse - an anonymous column in a SA land management publication
(13) Free Telephone Directory Assistance
(14) HOW TO PREVENT SPREADING A VIRUS TO YOUR ADDRESS BOOK CONTACTS.
(15) Money for telling your positive land management story?
(16) More people joining rural satellite TV planning
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29/5/02

(1) Tas Right To Farm
(2) SA Laser levelled irrigation more efficient than sprays
(3) Carnarvon (WA) water privatisation
(4) Climate models as accurate as guess work
(5) Greenhouse comments - Judith McGeorge
(6) Global warming comments from Sarah Moles
(7) Leon`s reply
(8) More on global warming - Dan McLuskey
(9) Qld Tree Clearing in the courts
(10)Agforce comments on Property Rights, & vegetation management
(11) Puckapunya roo cull
(12) More concern over Water Sharing in NSW
(13) NSW River Red Gum Regulation
(14) US publication Profarmer describes the new US bill as the greenest ever.
(15) Eco extremists .- Dr Patrick Moore, Greenpeace founder


20/4/02

(1) Property rights and water trading message from MDBC
(2) GM Carp project questioned
(3) Enviro 2002 speaker says Global warming is affecting Australia
(4) Global warming survey
(5) Lawyers raise concern over Kyoto
(6) NSW Catchment Blueprints set targets of up to 65% retention rates
(7) DEMOCRATS condemn 1080 Baiting Campaign
(8) GAB FESTS and impractical solutions - Judith McGeorge
(9) Qld Land protection Act flawed
(10) Nuclear Desalination
(11) Desalination for the Eyre Peninsula
(12) Murry Darling Basin group "Irrigators Incorporated" call for public benefits test
(13) Irradiation Questioned by Senator Len Harris
(14) TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT: THE CASE FOR OPTIMISM

6/3/02

(1) News in brief
(2) Wild dog issues
(3) Peace pipe soothes right to farm disputes
(4) Walgett Native Vegetation group to try again
(5) Request for perpetual lease property rights clarification when opal
mining comes into effect - Denise O`Brien
(6) NSW Catchment Management
(7) Qld`s New Animal Welfare rules
(8) Animal welfare and nature - Leon Ashby
(9) Qld Lease review
(10) Wheat fungus increases yield
(11) Satellite Weather Eye
(12) Politicians invited to forests by timber industry
(13) Mary River Barrage (Qld) causes injustices
(14) Desert Uplands research supports "grazing can improve soil "
(15) More on Bjorn Lomborg's "The Skeptical Environmentalist"
(16) Theoretical vs practical - Bill Soko
(17) Invitation to put you views on another forum - On Line opinion
(18) Sattelite TV reaction - various comments

 21/2/02

(1) Some news in brief
(2) Potato Farmers to Supreme Court
(3) Salt friendly eucalyptus
(4) WIN - WIN  on stormwater
(5) Greenhouse - not so hot - Larry Mounser
(6) Federal RFA Hots Up
(7) GM allergy report
(8) South Australian Farmers Federation says some rural issues not being
addressed
(9) Former Earth Sanctuaries Director says 'the dream' is still alive
(10) Far West NSW landholders concerned about water licenses
(11) Parrots, Dogmeat & FOE discussion - Ian Mott
(12) Theoretical qualifications versus practical experience - Judith McGeorge
(13) Communicating with each other and to the community - Sattelite TV? -
Leon Ashby

4/2/02

(1) Some news in brief
(2) Coleambally water
(3) NSW Water trading laws enfuriating irrigators
(4) Clunes (Vic) water squeeze
(5) Endangered Parrot concerns put SA Wind Farms in doubt
(6) Biological  Control issues
(7) What NRM management framework do we go by? - Leon Ashby
(8) Carbon accounting and cattle - a volatile mix?
(9) Controversial SA drain issue resolved
(10) Fire Research
(11) Dog meat on the menu?
(12) Poddy calves the focus of animal welfare lobbyists
(13) Vic Marine Parks and compensation
(14) More on Environmentalism as a religion - Steve Baker & Leon Ashby
(15) Tree Roots and aquifers - Judith McGeorge
(17) Global warming - Skeptical Environmentalist

24/1/02

(1) Two corrections from the last News & views
(2) Some news in brief
(3) NFF not ruling out support for Murray referendum
(4) Tas Water issues
(5) Greens GE Free push
(6) Greenies for hire
(7) NSW DLWC promises to review water allocations
(8) Earth Sanctuaries Ltd endangered
(9) Exotic species imported for biological control
(10) Qld BRIA Irrigators to Consider Proposal to Resolve Water Pricing Dispute
(11) Fire Ant Control Looking Good
(12) Fire management issues - Judith McGeorge
(13) DNR using threats on dams - Dennis Fahey
(14) Opal mining regulation - The Two Faces of the NSW Government - Louise Crites-Foster
(15) Well said Dan McLuskey. - Ian Mott
(16) Rising sea levels questioned - Dan McLuskey
(17) Excerpts from the Skeptical environmentalist
14/1/02

(1) Some news in brief
(2) Cattle numbers increase near the Kalahari (& improve the land)
(3) Gold Mine improves water quality
(4) NSW Landholders angry over parks fire management & push for fire
compensation
(5) BIOFUEL OPTIONS
(6) CSIRO research OK`s SA Forestry, & confuses salinity prevention  
(7) Thirty percent of products Genetically Modified
(8) Salinity $$ potential
(9) Biggest Compost Pit in Tas
(10) Clarence river diversion questioned
(11) Well Done Jock - David Chambers
(12) Fitzroy Basin Elders Committee comments on Native title in protected
areas
(13) US Farm Subsidies' Website
(14) Kangaroo cull quota increased
(15) National Parks master plan
(16) Call for increased disease cover
(17) Lawyers push for review of SA Water Resources Act
(18) Discussing Environmentalism as a religion - Steve Baker (Friends of the
Earth) & Leon Ashby
(19) Sustainability, beliefs, paradigms & urban Australians - Dan McLuskey


2/1/01

(1) Soil phosphorus research
(2) Protected heritage land clearance draws debate over the worth of SA
agreements
(3) Wild dog court win
(4) Yorta Yorta Land Claim Revived
(5) Defining property & water property rights tops Truss`s agenda
(6) Mallee Fowl in decline from foxes, dogs & cars
(7) Environment Minister listens to landholder concerns
(8) Pressure mounts to secure property rights over water in NSW
(9) Qld Tree clearing in court
(10) WA Land clearing
(11) WA GM discussion paper
(12) Calici virus resurfaces
(13) Sustainability -  fertility & consumption  - Sheila Davis
(14) Leon`s reply
(15) ALMS - Jock Douglas interview

9/12/01

(1) A reminder on government papers / policy calling for comments
(2) New call for fox bounty
(3) Review of 1080
(4) Spud reactor helps the environment
(5) Climate change for agriculture
(6) Rally against Native Vegetation planning
(7) Farmers fly a kite - GST on fresh food for environmental work
(8) Burdekin water revolt
(9) Cotton development pros and cons
(10) SAFF looks to unblock the funding impasse over the SE drain system
(11) Pakistan raised beds
(12) Opposition`s new shadow Ag & environment ministers
(13) TAS NHT Brain Drain
(14) Rodney & Katie ? comment on water
(15) Hot rock development
(16) Thermal powered station in Mildura
(16) David Chambers - Sustainability comments
(17) Dingoes in danger of extinction due to hybridisation with domestic dogs
(18) Wild dog summit
(19) Orchid in reserve needs cattle grazing
(20) Controversial comments by SA environmental biologist David Paton on
complexities of bird conservation
(21) Endangered Wombats under pressure from Dingoes
(22) Conservation and production need be understood where they can overlap
and where they can`t - Leon Ashby
(23) Population and flexible international employment practices - Ian Mott
(24) Skeptical Environmentalist Book reviews (book will be available in Aust
in Feb)



29/11/01

(1) NSW Irrigators look to secure future  
(2) Icebergs as a water resource
(3) End to right to farm disputes in Vic?
(4) WA Liberals looking at property rights
(5) Bill Soko comments on Population Limits
(6) A reply from Leon Ashby
(7) GM cotton seed to test new laws
(8) Dung beetles to clean-up waterways
(9) Land clearing data
(10) Landholders should stop treeclearing - Desiree Mahony
(11) Kalahari Farmer to speak in NT
(12) Adelaide-based CRC for Plant Based Management of Dryland Salinity begins
(13) Endemic Species conserved by struggling graziers - Margaret House
(14) CREATING A SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE - Dan McLuskey



22/11/01

(1) Request for suggestions for future lobbying
(2) WTO and food production
(3) Qld Vegetation Committees ignore helpful technologies says MP
(4) LAND & WATER AUSTRALIA 2001 - 2006 R&D PLAN
(5) ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN AGRICULTURE -  A
DISCUSSION PAPER
(6) Peter Wren (South West Proivate Property Action Group) has concerns with
EMS
(7) Wild dogs in Vic
(8) Farmers declare a (small) win on land clearing in NSW
(9) No grids for flying foxes
(10) Flying fox money criticised
(11) Tas Fox Fears Confirmed
(12) Two members of the SA`s south east drainage board resign
(13) Qld Water Act Amendments Debated by the State Parliament
(14) Australian Salinity Action Network
(15) Negative headlines on very low chemical residue news
(16) Jock Douglas Responds to Richard Makim's comment about lack of vision
for the
Australian Landscape:
(17) Dr Bill Burrows comments on Sustainable Agriculture

13/11/01

(1) More on Kangaroo Island Koala`s
(2) Conservation Trust Calls for Halt on Dams
(3) Sea Level Clues
(4) WA Land clearing legislation turmoil
(5) Australian conservation groups slow on salinity understanding
(6) New Bushbank dubbed as a win, win system for all involved
(7) Territory's Voice on Water
(8) Fish on the move
(9) Organic sewage sludge for farmers
(10) Biological control unleashed on lantana in Qld
(11) MORE IMAGINATION NEEDED ON NSW 'DUNNY LANE' ANNOUNCEMENT
(12) Vic Farm Dams passes lower house with changes
(13) Rural R&D must deliver greater public benefit
(14) Judith McGeorge says Farm gate figures are not the full story
(15) Research Applications called for by MLA
(16) Lance Endersbee`s article receives some replies
(17) Comments on development and conservation from Leon Ashby
(18) Excerpts from a CROPPING & SALINITY article

5/11/01

(1) SA research team wins international award for water resources management
(2) The need for a bi partisan  Australian vision - Richard Makim
(3) Coalition promises to review Biodiversity Conservation Act
(4) Science and water creates angst in NSW
(5) Koala controversy on Kangaroo Island
(6) Exploitative primary industries? - Ken Weeks
(7) Leon Ashby replies
(8) Criticism of the Skeptical Environmentalist article
(9) Vegetation thickening research should reduce Australia`s greenhouse gases
figures by 20%
(10) Bill Soko comments on population limits and laws
(11) Leon Ashby replies
(12) National Science Policies for Australia? - Emeritus Professor Lance
Endersbee

29/10/01

(1) Nationals and Labor fight over water
(2) Marine Parks threat to  SA Rock Lobster Industry
(3) Two Landholders comment on water rights
(4) Professor Cullen’s Next 10 Steps in Water Management
(5) Qld Thickening vegetation study
(6) $1500 Fine for Dozing rubbervine without a permit
(7) Land Clearing Report called "Turning the Tide"
(8) NSW  water reform
(9) Farming and Biodiversity
(10) Report calls for big increase in enviro flows for Murray
(11) Ken Wells comments on Leon Ashby`s  "defining biodiversity duty of care" article
(12) Article - The Skeptical Environmentalist

22/10/01

(1) Nationals in farm dams delay - Vic
(2) Vic Farmer to sue State Govt over wild dogs
(3) Maquarie Valley Irrigators walkout of another committee
(4) Labor plans to halt tree clearing
(5) NSW Farmers give some support to Labors policy on Property rights
(6) Craig Underwood comments on large fines for vegetation clearance
(7) Flying Foxes ring EPBC Alarm Bells
(8) Qld Climate Change Seminar
(9) Global Warning fears sunk by science
(10) John Kingston gives details of Qld NRM inadequacies
(11) Paradigms, Grazing management & Ruminants versus Marsupials
(12) David Chambers replies on Karri forests / ALMS
(13) Lean Tree Guards available
(14)  AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
CONFERENCE AT DUBBO
(15) Property Rights comments from The House of Representatives Standing
Committee public good conservation report
(16) Taku & Greens strategy to shut down areas of Canada
(17) Salinity water test fraud?


15/10/01

(1) Comments from Dixie Nott
(2) Gene Transfer from Plantations
(3) Federal Minister for Forestry and Conservation defends land clearing at
SA Landcare Conference
(4) Historic Sea Rights Decision
(5) Lively debate on cotton set for the Kimberly
(6) QLD Mulga clearing permits fast-tracked
(7) NSW fails to achieve "no net vegetation loss"
(8) Fiveways Landcare uncovers NSW Govt plan to use $1million fines and tree
police
(9) Labour flags incentives to reduce land clearing
(10) Canada`s Intellectual Property Rights
(11) QFF comments on cost of public good conservation inquiry
(12) Namoi the battle-ground for all irrigators
(13) National Parks need private sector help
(14) Lindsay MacDonald (QLD) comments on Property Rights
(15) Jock Douglas Replies
(16) David Chambers (Land Management Society) comments on Trees etc
(17) Leon`s  Reply

8/10/01

(1). BIODIVERSITY DOCUMENTS RELEASED
(2). PROTECTION FOR NSW COASTAL LAKES
(3) More criticism of landcare
(4) Ex Landcare member comments
(5) Conservation incentives for farmers flagged
(6) Garrett comments on water and trees and compensation
(7) NFF to push Property rights.
(8) Qld Tree maps wrong
(9) Greenhouse gases escape from dams
(10) Tas Rock Lobster Guarantees on access rights?
(11) Discussion - Jock Douglas questions Property Rights moves
(12) A  reply from Leon Ashby
(13) Mick Keogh comments
(14) Ian Mott Comments
(15) Jane Ashby addresses closed woodlands and biodiversity questions

1/10/01

(1) Green groups put out their election wish list
(2) Tree clearing compensation
(3) New Great Artesian Basin Paper
(4) Biocredits recieve luke warm support
(5) Sustainable agriculture lifted into political limelight
(6) Groundwater turn around in Gippsland
(7) VIC Farm Dams legislation receives 2nd reading
(8) Natural Resurces  Atlas Online
(9) WPSQ has questions on maintaining biodiversity in closed woodlands  
(10) Researcher plans to help with appropriate research for landholders
(11) "Duty of care" is a tax
(12) Next step to get visible unity on property rights
(13) Cape york situation and US property rights success
(14) WATER PROPERTY RIGHTS  POSITION PAPER
(15) UNDERSTANDING WHAT SORT OF DUTY OF CARE IS ALREADY LEGISLATED IN
AUSTRALIA AND WHY NONE  ARE ADEQUATE

25/9/01

(1) Comments from landholders in the Walgett area (NSW)
(2) Another success story regarding responsible dairy industry action on EBL.
(3) WA Govt fears litigation over memorandum of understanding  (MOU)
(4) Woodland Ecologist asks for quote clarification and makes comments on
Qld`s firewood figures
(5) Evidence of centuries of regular fires on grasslands in Mexico
(6) Land clearing applications surge in Qld
(7) BUSHTENDER TRIAL ASSESSMENTS BEGIN
(8) Pre Election promises on property rights
(9) $700 WOOD HEATER BOUNTY
(10) A way to determine firewood "duty of care"
(11) Biodiversity Duty of care should be consistent with water & air duty of
care
(12) Comments on health of Great Barrier Reef
(13) High yield farming could save the environment
(14) Questions answered on animal welfare issue in Qld
(15) Bill Soko asks where are we getting our material from?

20/9/01

Discussion on biodiversity duty of care


17/9/01

(1) Walgett landholders withdraw from native vegetation planning
(2) Land clearing conditions to be attached to NHT Funding in Tasmania?
(3) Water rights in WA
(4) SA Weed expert says we need more funding to control weeds
(5) New national body hopes to help manage our rangelands
(6) Barrier Reef pollution must stop
(7) No harvesting overland flows in Central Qld
(8) Excerpts from Ian Mott`s viewpoint on ABC radio
(9) WA Politician is hoping a Landholders "Duty of care" position can be
addressed
(10) DRAFT AUSTRALIAN FORESTRY STANDARD SEEKS SUBMISSIONS
(11) More comments on Hill`s Firewood Strategy
(12) Costa Rica Pays incentives to protect forests for ecosystem services
(13) Deputy Prime Minister’s Address to the National Press Club
(14) Two email virus`s to look out for and delete without opening

10/9/01

(1) NSW NRM COMPLIANCE POLICIES RELEASED
(2) DRAFT AUSTRALIAN FORESTRY STANDARD SEEKS SUBMISSIONS
(3) Queensland forest owners vigorously opposed to a Draft Private Forestry
Model Planning Framework
(4) Farmers could be unwittingly in breach of EPBC act
(5) NFF Water Taskforce
(6) Web site comments from David Phelps (DPI, Qld)
(7) Forestry salinity credits?
(8) NSW & Federal Ministers to discuss Namoi water trouble
(9) Producers want information on GM crops
(10) Qld Code of Practice for Biotechnology
(11) Major Aus food processor told to stay away from GMOs
(12) 150 Birds facing extinction in Australia
(13) Sheila Davis comments on conservation
(14) Bryan Hall (Rivers information group) comments on regulation methods  
(15) Lew Markey (DPI, Qld) comments on Salinity in the Brigalow Belt (QLD)
(16) Excerpts from Helen Carrell`s viewpoint (Alice Springs)
(17) Excerpts from an article from Jules Pretty

3/9/01

(1) Scientist says governments are ignoring greenhouse warning
(2) Publically listed Company getting into Conservation
(3) NSW Natural Resource Management Policy / Meeting
(4) A reply on sustainable Agriculture / remnant veg levels from Sheila Davis
(5) Salinity and water tables in the Desert Uplands
(6) NSW Farmers welcome John Andersons Property rights comments
(7) Nyngan Landholders civil disobedience threat - audio and photos on the web
(8) GM one hot topic at Women In Agriculture conference
(9) QLD  Integrated Planning Act fears
(10) Dr Christine Jones comments on trees, crops & salinity
(11) Bill Soko replies to last weeks discussion
(12) Kathryn Varrica asks Is there a Standard for clear / vegetated land?
(13) 6 Tonne flower pots for salinity research
(14) An interview with one of the founders of Greenpeace - Patrick Moore
27/8/01

(1) Report of the visit by Nick Bolkus to Aramac (Qld) last week
(2) Lance Jones (Qld) criticises Firewood figures
(3) Ian Mott updates on the Barns Case & Local Govt Ethics
(4) Govt introduces tax incentives for conservation covenants
(5) Wilson Tuckey says tree clearing not necessarily cause of salinity
(6) Environmental Defense (US) model for improving the environment.
(7) Several studies of property conservation show large costs involved
(8) NSW  Vegetation Committees not addressing legal requirements?
(9) Greg Burrows comments on locked up sites
(10) Bill Soko discusses biodiversity

20/8/01

(1) comments from Kathryn Varrica (Community Landowners Environment Group) NSW
(2) South East Qld Strategy could impinge on landholders rights & livelihoods
(3) Ian Mott comments on the Statutory Theft article from last week
(4) National Parks (NSW) defends Native Vegetation strategy
(5) Native Vegetation needs management not locking up - (new NSW research)
(6) Fiveways Landcare group (NSW) gets active on vegetation planning which
will challenge the NSW govt process which has stalled
(7) A national approach to firewood collection
(8) Original Landcare architect says movement will evolve - there is no
alternative
(9) Tasmania's Natural Resource Management
(10) Jenny Blake (1993 Vic Landcare awrd winner) suggests Australia wide
conference on environmental outcomes via incentives to landholders.
(11) More info on Global warming
(12) Discussion point - comments from Bill Soko (Daintree Rainforest
Foundation)
(13) Grazing and Animal impact - article from our web site

13/8/01

(1) Quotes from John Howard and John Anderson
(2) Canegrowers and public good conservation
(3) Native title in Qld
(4) Tree clearing listed as a threatening process in EPBC act
(5) NSW Landclearing civil disobedience threat
(6) Illegal clearing in SA
(7) ACF idea for tax incentives to raise 13 billion for environment
(8) Environment vs Irrigation - Qld
(9) Carbon trading in Qld?
(10) Statutory Theft - NSW Govt Departments Comments from the Cost of "Public
Good"Conservation inquiry
(*We will put the complete paper on our web site soon)

6/8/01

(1) Nick Bolkus to visit Desert Uplands 14 th Aug
(2) WA water protection zones
(3) Meat & Livestock communications strategy
(4) Agforce video on TV
(5) Greenhouse info
(6) GMO News
(7)Farms Dams policy development - Vic
(8) Federal Govt got it wrong - Anderson
(9) Qld Premiers trees
(10) SA Water Resources Minister granted extended powers over water use
(11) Land values crashing - Qld
(12) Koalas in decline
(13) Discussion Point - Land Ownership Questioned

31/7/01

(1) Liberals disappointing
(2) Leasing native vegetation ?
(3) Mixed reaction to farm dams policy - Vic
(4) Qld DNR loses water license case
(5) Land clearing laws get tighter - NSW
(6) Clearing laws forces farmer to sell up
(7)  Forestry & Govt at Loggerheads - SA
(8) Senator Hill & trees
(9) Ag Force Press Release
(10) Green house issues
(11) Getting Heard - New States?
(12) Human toll of property rights stress
(13) World Heritage Heartache

25/7/01 discussion points

  This News & views is to give everyone the chance to read several
people`s views on improving our environmental understanding and management.
It includes
(1) Bood Hickson`s discussion paper.
(2) Jock Douglas`s idea of an Australian Land Management system (ALMS)
(3) Dr Bill Burrows comments
(4) Peta Seaton (NSW MP and shadow env minister) speech liberating the
environment

22/7/01

(1) Peta Seaton (NSW Shadow Env Minister) comments
(2) Bill Sims (SA) & public good conservation enquiry
(3) QFF & EPBC act
(4) Bill Soko - Land management
(5) David Chambers & salinity model
(6) Water tables in SA & Qld - Leon Ashby
(7) Bood Hickson questions Veg Management
(8) Environment needs incentives
(9) Land act discussion - Qld
(10) SA Timber & water issues
(11) Native plants exaccerbate smog
(12) Landholders property rights lobbying position.

14/7/01

(1) "Growing Together" - a new plan for farming & conservation
(2) Groundwater cuts to NSW irrigators
(3) State Nature Conservation Strategy
(4) Contradictorary land use regulations
(5) Farming economics and city based creation
(6)Caught in Native veg controls
(7) Qld Veg committees going well
(8) Fight over Sunraysia water changes
(9) Sustainability discussion
(10) The Great Salinity Debate:  Part II

6/7/01

(1) A new approach to conserving wildlife
(2) Dieback on GBR
(3) Vegetation Clearance in WA
(4) Country Viewpoint from the abc
(5) Corporate theft in WA
(6) New Innovations: Pasture Cropping

 29/6/01

(1) Vic Voluntary bush conservation scheme
(2) Clearing in Badgingarra WA
(3) NCC report on water reforms
(4) Rising NFF concern over property rights
(5) WA water protection zones
(6) Irrigators liable over salinity?
(7) Dr Bill Burrows investigates woody "flips"
(8)Rising CO2, What`s in store for savannas
(9) Protest ideas & Discussion
21/6/01

(1) Barrier Reef Report
(2) tree clearing & sediment
(3) Canegrowers Furious
(4) Capital Gains Tax & conservation covenants
(5) Questions & answers on Gidgee
(6) Details on clearing at Badgingarra WA
(7) Craig underwood suggests protest in WA
(8) 3 stories of injustices - timber too valuable to mill
not valuable enough for conservation
(9) World Heritage listing - 18 years of Heartache
(10) Water rights evaporate

12/6/01

(1) Nick Bolkus to visit Desert Uplands in Aug?
(2) Copying information
(3) Quantum Leap in Natural Resourse Management
(4) Mulga Feeding & treeclearing confusion
(5) Biodiversity act (EPBC act) & bluegrass & brigalow
(6) Excerpts from Insitute of Public Affairs submission to
Cost of public good conservation enquiry

5/6/01

(1) Great Artesian Basin issues Questioned by Chairman
(2) Kirsten Livermore organising a visit with Nick Bolkus
(3) A useful Quote on Property rights
(4) Jennifer Marohasy Bemused
(5) Mike Price comments on ministerial meeting
(6) Article on fire management

20/5/01

(1) New Ministerial veg committee for Qld
(2) WPSQ asks for Reps on Veg Committees
(3) Just Terms for NT & ACT acqisitions
(4) NRM Inconsistencies
(5) Barns case - Right to harvest yes - with material change no
(6) Limbo lease proposal - fiveways landcare

13/5/01

(1) Designated recharge area of the GAB has no supporting evidence
(2) Comments on the web site
(3) Overpopulation comments
(4) Tas Gas pipeline injustice
(5) Local council flexes green muscles
(6) Greenhouse gases & Housing
(7) Ecosystem services article

20/4/01

(1) Greenhouse comments from Judith McGeorge
(2) Greg Burrows comments on Salinity
(3) Leon Ashby explains Qld`s treepulling practices
(4) Jo Wearing discusses Salinity article
(5) Landholders rights and Native title

14/4/01

(1) WA property rights bill to cost up to $300 million
(2) Revolving fund for conservation in NSW
(3) Fiveways Landcare request
(4) Submission to a Vegetation Draft Strategy by Fiveways landcare group

4/4/01

(1) Paraphrased Quote from Andrew Bolt
(2) Web Site Progress
(3) Australia wide update on environment and property rights issues
(4) Richard Makim discusses the GAB and Greenhouse emissions