Category Archives: Environment

Big trees grow faster, sequester more carbon

A few years ago, I spent a lovely week in Fort Collins, Colorado. Two great things came out of my time there. First, I was introduced to one of my all-time favourite beers, Fat Tire Amber Ale. Yum. While Fat … Continue reading

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My first paper

After almost a year of blogging and five posts I’ve yet to write something about any of my publications. Luckily (or maybe unluckily) I’ve only authored four papers so I can start at the beginning. Here goes. My first paper, … Continue reading

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Does your flora and fauna come with a warranty?

My good law-abiding friends at the Environmental Defenders Office have recently released a report on the implementation and enforcement of Victoria’s Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act. The FFG is the principal piece of legislation dealing with biodiversity conservation and threatened … Continue reading

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You better get a lawyer Victoria’s forest biodiversity. You’re gonna need a real good one!

Threatened Victorian forest-dependent species may soon find themselves with almost no legal protection from logging, outside of the state’s national parks and conservation reserves, if the State Government goes ahead with proposed changes to the Code of Practice for Timber … Continue reading

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Why does the Victorian Government love cattle so much?

This past week saw two interesting decisions from the Baillieu Government. On Tuesday the Secretary to the Department of Sustainability and the Environment sought judicial review in the Federal Court of the Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke’s decision to deny, … Continue reading

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