Environment lawyers skirt flooding liability question at MDBP hearing

 The Australian Network of Environmental Defender’s Offices have skirted around the issue of environmental watering at a Senate inquiry into two amendments to the Water Act to implement the Murray Darling Basin Plan.   Following questioning by The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie in Canberra today, the EDO repeatedly avoided stating who is liable…

Coalition calls for community to join its Green Army

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie is calling on central Victorians to join the Coalition’s Green Army and submit ideas for worthwhile environmental projects. Through the Coalition’s Environmental Plan, a Green Army of 15,000 young Australians will take on environmental projects to clean up their local community. “The Coalition has a strong track record…

Evidence shows Zebra Chip disease will cripple local potato industry

 The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee has heard the proposed importation of fresh New Zealand potatoes, potentially infested with Zebra Chip disease, would ravage an industry already under significant pressure.   In Canberra for the Senate inquiry, the Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie heard from Victorian potato growers who painted…