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Protecting the Alpine National Park from cattle grazing

Greens MP Adam Bandt has introduced his private member's bill to ban cattle from the Alpine National Park.

Tabled in the Federal Parliament today, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (Abolition of Alpine Grazing) Bill 2011 will deem the Federal Environment Minister to have decided to reject alpine grazing in the National Park, forcing the Victorian government to remove the cattle.

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Bandt cattle bill introduced

Greens MP Adam Bandt has introduced his private member's bill to ban cattle from the Alpine National Park.

Tabled in the Federal Parliament today, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (Abolition of Alpine Grazing) Bill 2011 will deem the Federal Environment Minister to have decided to reject alpine grazing in the National Park, forcing the Victorian government to remove the cattle.

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Bandt releases bill to abolish cattle grazing

Greens MP Adam Bandt has given notice of a private members bill to overturn the Baillieu government's decision to allow cattle grazing in Victoria's Alpine National Park.

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (Abolition of Alpine Grazing) Bill 2011 will deem the Federal Environment Minister to have decided to reject alpine grazing in the National Park, forcing the Victorian government to remove the cattle.

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Bandt calls on Burke to ban alpine cattle grazing

Greens MP Adam Bandt has called on the Minister for Sustainability and Environment Tony Burke to use his powers to override the Victorian government's return to cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park.

Mr Bandt has put the government on notice that if they fail to act he will introduce a private members bill to remove the cattle grazing.

"This is a park not a paddock", Mr Bandt said today.

"The Victorian State government's return of cattle grazing to the Alpine National Park under the guise of scientific research is an act of environmental vandalism."

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Climate change debate

This motion seems simple, but accepting it means accepting all the consequences that flow from it. By publicly calling the science of climate change ‘crap' and then cleverly maintaining wiggle room, as the members for Flinders and Mitchell have just done-that, perhaps, any changes in temperature are not in fact human induced - the opposition condemns itself globally as a fringe group unwilling to accept the logical consequences of the argument that they have made for many years.

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Meeting the climate change and energy challenge

Speech to All-Energy Australia 2010 Conference in Melbourne

Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak today. I am very pleased to be addressing you as the first Greens MP elected to a lower house seat at a general election. If you cross the river you will be in my electorate of Melbourne, a place that has for much of Australia's history been a centre of movements for change. And there is no bigger set of changes required at the moment than those necessary to meet the climate challenge.

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