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Burke must act today on grazing: Bandt

Greens MP Adam Bandt has said he is looking forward to a decision today from Environment Minister Tony Burke on grazing of cattle in the Alpine National Park.

Mr Bandt said he hopes the Minister makes the right decision, but if not he will push ahead on Monday with a debate on his bill to outlaw the cattle grazing.

"I am looking forward to hearing some good news from the Minister today", Adam Bandt said.

"It is clear the cattle must be removed and the Victorian government's vandalism of the park overruled."

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Federal city funding should have conditions: Bandt

Greens MP Adam Bandt has released a submission on Melbourne's infrastructure which outlines his vision for Melbourne's future, including refusing Federal funding for road projects until public transport is improved.

The submission to Infrastructure Australia's Our Cities review calls for more Federal direct engagement in planning and infrastructure delivery in Australia's cities.

He has called for Federal funding to be dependent on a broad range of sustainability and liveability benchmarks being met.

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Uni blackmail on cattle grazing needs a Federal inquiry: Bandt

Greens MP Adam Bandt has condemned an apparent attempt by the Victorian State government to blackmail the University of Melbourne to work on its controversial alpine cattle grazing trials.

The alleged blackmail, revealed in today's Sunday Age, was an attack on academic freedom, Mr Bandt said. He called on the Federal Minister for Education to ensure there is properindependentinvestigation by the University.

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Minister’s deadline welcome, but more action needed on Alpine grazing: Bandt

Greens MP Adam Bandt has welcomed an announcement by Minister Burke that he has set a two week deadline for the Victorian government, but says more is needed to protect the Alpine National Park from cattle.

Mr Bandt has introduced a private members bill - Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (Abolition of Alpine Grazing) Bill 2011 - which 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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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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