$450m funding for NRM

01 Aug, 2013 11:29 AM
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NATURAL resource management organisations will receive around $450 million in funding for local projects under the Regional Delivery component of the federal government’s Caring for our Country initiative.

Federal ministers Mark Butler and Joel Fitzgibbon announced the funding today.

The funds will see $33 million go to NSW organisations to fund local projects for the 2013-2014 financial year; almost $100m to WA over five years; almost $75m to SA over five years; more than $25m to Tasmania over five years; more than $109m to Victoria over five years; more than $97m to Queensland over five years; $6m to ACT over five years; and $4m to the NT for the 2013- 2014 financial year.

“The local knowledge of Australia’s natural resource management organisations is critical to the long term success of our national environmental management,” Mr Butler said in a statement.

“These projects will support the maintenance of ecosystem services and protection of our conservation estate along with improved management of agriculture, fisheries and other natural resources.

“We are also enhancing the capacity of Indigenous communities to conserve and protect natural resources.”

Mr Fitzgibbon said as part of the Caring for our Country program, regional facilitators would help develop “a skilled and capable Landcare network within their region to work with famers and land managers and promote sustainable agriculture”.

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)
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Archibald
1/08/2013 2:52:36 PM

So the Federal Government pays the States to remove property owners rights by stealth. Problem is the NRM people want the end of agriculture and just native plants to look at and eat!! Communism here we come!!
ecnerwal
1/08/2013 4:47:06 PM

This mob of Labor pretenders are good at pork barreling and electioneering but a total chaos and disaster when it comes to responsibly managing our country and our economy. Here they are trumpeting how much of our tax dollars they can throw away but never do they or can they trumpet productive income earning projects which grow our economy. Vote them back and we will become the same basket case as Greece.
Peter Manuel Ex. Dir. FLAG Aus. Inc.
1/08/2013 9:27:58 PM

The NRM organisation in SA is the Dept. of Water & Natural Resources, they are destroying food producers ability to grow affordable, clean healthy food for Australians e.g., licencing of dams bigger than 5 megalitres in the Mount Lofty Ranges after having guessed the volume in the dams. FLAG Aus. Inc. has proven DEWNR wrong using professional water surveyors on one dam that was guesstimated at 10.2 megalitres by DEWNR, but accurately measured at just over 6 megalitres; nearly a million gallons out.
Peter Manuel Ex. Dir. FLAG Aus. Inc.
1/08/2013 9:28:58 PM

DEWNR are guessing with our livelihoods. This out of control organisation wants to fence off our creeks and dams at our expense. Why because they say they need pristine water and don’t want animal faeces in our water ways. Sorry DEWNR, microorganisms have always utilised faeces, it is part of the ecosystem. DEWNR also want to tell farmers how to stock their properties, fine us for shifting a rock, or cutting up our firewood on our land, because it might protect some invisible endangered species.
Peter Manuel Ex. Dir. FLAG Aus. Inc.
1/08/2013 9:29:53 PM

Food producers already know how to look after the environment, their livelihoods depend on it, or they go broke. Farmers in other countries get subsidised, here they get pulverised by this environmental movement. Food producers are the endangered species. Where is the coalition? Thank God we have other choices at the upcoming elections, KAP, One Nation, Rise up Australia. Labor and the coalition are doing very little for food producers. Think carefully how you vote, we need real change.
Discusted
2/08/2013 12:20:02 AM

what a load of BS, Archibald. You have them confused with the radical green groups. NRM groups in Queensland are the best asset most communities have outside the larger population centres and are an asset to the Ag sector, not the reverse as Archibald claims.
Archibald
2/08/2013 10:05:14 AM

Discusted, Maybe you would like your access to water removed as is happening in South Australia. Its not BS its fact, These people are about removing our ability to farm profitably and they are using our own taxes and levies to do it!!
Brian from Bulls Creek SA
2/08/2013 10:40:02 AM

NRM funding and compulsory taxes from land owners is used to remove property rights without consent, or just terms compensation for the loss. I must cease.

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