Part of the furniture around here
At last!Let's hope this is the begining of the demise of Green stupidity:
Five-year alpine grazing ban lifted by Baillieu Government | Herald Sun
You should have seen the faces when Lovick rode his horse into the Hill Top Omeo Hotel (early 80s). The blinds were drawn and we all kept drinking after closing time.Jack Lovick ( i think it was jack ) came up this steep rocky track on a rugged looking horse/pony.
Since when has anyone from inner Melbourne ever been to the High Country, other than maybe a ski resort?the people that came up with the idea of banning cattle most likely had never even visited the high country or knew about the history
Cows ordered out of Alpine National Park March 18, 2011 - 5:21PM
.Cows grazing in the Alpine National Park in Victoria have been put on notice by the federal government that their time is up.
Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has ordered the cows out of the park by April 8.
In January, the Victorian government reintroduced cattle grazing in the national park as part of a scientific research trial.Since then, Mr Burke said he had been trying to get information from the Victorian government as to why this issue was not referred for an environmental assessment.
On March 1, the minister set Victoria a two-week deadline to provide all the relevant information about the reintroduction.
‘‘The information that has eventually come from the Victorian government is a joke,’’ Mr Burke told reporters in Canberra on Friday.
‘‘For something that is meant to be a university research project, we’re provided with documentation that wouldn’t pass as high school science homework.’’
He said he had written to the Victorian government, advising it had 15 business days under federal law to refer its cattle grazing actions for commonwealth referral or he would force a referral.
‘‘By the 8th of April, the cattle must be out of the Alpine park,’’ Mr Burke said.
Then, the federal government would go through the environmental assessment process that should have happened in January, a process that Australian businesses went through all the time, ‘‘but for some reason, the Victorian government thought they were above’’.
‘‘We cannot have a situation where the Victorian government wants to treat national parks as though the environment is a joke,’’ he said.‘‘We have cattle stomping all over areas of national environmental significance,’’ Mr Burke said.