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Rallying for local forest

More than 50 environmental protestors attended a snap rally, voicing concerns over VicForests’ logging in the Wombat Forest. Called by Wombat Action Group, members of...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I’d like to correct the misinformation that has been circulating in relation to the Government’s Agriculture Legislation Amendment Bill 2022, which was passed...

A ton of car parks planned

By Lachlan Ellis Council has applauded the announcement of up to $1 million from the State Government, to establish 100 new car parking spaces at...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The Victorian Agriculture Minister, Mary-Anne Thomas has been directly asked why she isn’t fighting for farmers whose livelihoods could be decimated by Western...

More room for mushies

By Lachlan Ellis A nursery rhyme asks Mary “how does your garden grow”? She replies, “with silver bells, and cockle shells, and pretty maids all in a...

Trespass fines ‘overdue’

A new anti-trespassing law has been praised by farmers, with penalties for failing to comply set to be among Australia’s heaviest. The Victorian Government introduced...

A step or two in the right direction

By Lachlan Ellis Plans for a new Moorabool trail are one step closer to reality, with a huge investment announced by the State Government last...

Funding to help with repairs

A Moorabool school has been allocated $35,000 in funding from the State Government, as part of a $435,000 investment into schools in Macedon District. To...

Get creative about farm safety

Almost 400 children under 15 years of age were hospitalised as a result of farm injuries in 2019–20, and a new competition aims to...

State parks to become national

Environmental groups have commended the news of a new “Wombat-Lerderderg National Park”, following the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) Central West Investigation Final Report. The...