Have your say, scrap the draft old growth forests tool
The government announced the protection of 90,000ha of old growth forests, but VicForests' have been left in charge of finding and protecting them using an inadequate field verification tool which declassifies old growth forest. The Environment Departments' Office of Conservation Regulator (OCR) are currently seeking feedback on that tool.
Email the OCR now, field verification is only necessary outside the mapping, and VicForests' can't be left to regulate themselves.
UPDATE: Submissions have now closed as of 10 January 2020
Minister abandons dodgy code review
Last month the environment minister Lily D’Ambrosio abandoned alarming proposed changes to the ‘Code of Practice for Timber Production’ after huge concerns were raised by environment groups. Over a thousand people emailed the minister to scrap the proposed changes, which would have taken an axe to already weak environmental laws, and it worked!