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Premier Berejiklian must defend our parks – rule out logging Murray Valley National Park

murray-valley-np-ross-mcdonnell-npws-2010Murray Valley National Park (Ross McDonnell, 2010)

Conservation groups are calling on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to rule out opening any national parks to extractive industries.

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Celebrating Kosciuszko’s 75th anniversary

Graeme Worboys, (Honorary) Associate Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University

The 75th Anniversary of the establishment of Kosciuszko State Park falls on the 19th April 2019. The Park was famously established by Premier William McKell to protect the nationally important mountain water catchments; restore soil erosion caused by burning off and over-grazing by stock and to provide opportunities for visitor use and enjoyment. Kosciuszko is one of the Australia’s greatest national parks; it is a National Heritage Property protecting priceless Australian heritage and receives more than 1 million visits a year. The Park enjoyed 74 years of bipartisan support for conservation until regressive 2018 legislation was passed to retain thousands of feral horses within the Park.