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Happy World Wetlands Day!

World Wetlands Day has been greeted with life-giving rains in South Australia, as ex-cyclone Stan sweeps across the countryside. The rainfall is a very special bonus for Murray Valley  wetlands. This will help keep young black box seedlings and saplings going, as … Continue reading

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River seedlings from 2012 going strong

The native seedling class of 2012 is going strong on the South Australian Murray Valley floodplain, as red gum, black box and lignum seedlings continue to survive and thrive. The lucky combination of 3 years of floods followed up by … Continue reading

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Where is our $550?

The Prime Minister keeps saying that every household is $550 better off due to the scrapping of the carbon tax. Yesterday he said that the best thing he has done for Australian women is the extra $550 in their household … Continue reading

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20:80 Vision for Sustainable Landscapes

Setting a target for the future for sustainable Australian landscapes, we should aim for a 20:80 mix of native ecosystems alongside agricultural production. Cropping landscapes need borders and corridors of trees and bushes threading across the pattern of fields. We are way behind … Continue reading

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