Minister for Agriculture (Barnaby Joyce) redirects funds from Landcare

Earlier this month the new Minister for Agriculture (Barnaby Joyce) redirected funds originally destined for national sustainable agriculture Landcare projects to drought relief for cattle farmers in Queensland and northern NSW.  The Victorian Landcare Council has prepared the attached briefing note about the matter – attached for your information.  Following public criticism (and since the attached briefing note was circulated,) Mr Joyce has requested a meeting with the National Landcare Network’s Chairperson and the CEO, plus the Chairman of the Victorian Landcare Council to discuss his decision.  The meeting will take place on the 25th of November in Canberra.

read the attached Briefing Note

VLC Policy Briefing Note 14 Nov 2013
vlc-policy-briefing-note-14-nov-2013.pdf (148 KB)

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