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Newsletter number #37 | Summer 2008-09

A newsletter for people interested in the Australian Alps

Australian Alps Liaison Committee



coverno37…to an issue of news from the alps which carries some big news items.

Firstly there’s Federal Minister, Peter Garrett’s, announcement: the Australian Alps National Parks now have National Heritage Listing. For everyone associated with the Alps who lives, works within and values this landscape the Listing supports us all at a Federal level and is itself backed by the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act of 1999. So congratulations to all those who’ve helped this moment come to be.

Then there’s a report on the first meeting of the Australian Alps Indigenous Reference Group formed following an idea born from that historic First People’s gathering in 2005. Already the members are guiding co operative projects right across the Australian Alps national parks; working together, caring for country.

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Aboriginal reps from across the Alps meet

Australian Alps Liaison Committee
Media release
Date: 1 December 2008

Representatives of various Aboriginal groups from right across south-east Australia met on 1 and 2 December in Tumut NSW as the Australian Alps Indigenous Reference Group. This was the second time the group had met following its inaugural meeting in September 2008.

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International scientists gather in Kosciuszko to discuss weed menace and climate change

Department of Environment & Climate Change NSW
Date: 28 November 2008

A team of international scientists will gather at Charlotte Pass in Kosciuszko National Park next week to discuss the impacts of climate change on weed infestations with special attention being paid to a new, super weed that has the potential to swamp the Australian Alps within a handful of years.

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