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Monday 17 March 2014

Special Edition 75

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Grants open for native vegetation protection Applications are now open for grants to fund large-scale native vegetation projects across the state.

The Native Vegetation Council’s Significant Environmental Benefit (SEB) scheme helps protect sensitive habitats and improve biodiversity.
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Native Vegetation Unit Manager Piers Brissenden said loss or degradation of habitat was the major cause of extinction of plants and animals.
“This grant scheme is helping to restore vulnerable habitats and species and control the spread of invasive species,” he said.
“Since it was introduced in 2009 the SEB grants scheme has supported 55 projects across the state and committed more than $11 million to conservation enhancement and landscape management works.”
Mr Brissenden said projects could include revegetation, the protection and management of a sensitive area of vegetation or large-scale weed reduction. The grants support targets in regional natural resources management and biodiversity plans.
Funding is available for projects in the South East, Northern and Yorke, Eyre Peninsula and South Australian Arid Lands NRM regions.
Grants are open to private landholders, non-government and government organisations, community groups and research institutes.
Applications close on 31 March 2014.
For information visit www.environment.sa.gov.au or contact Melanie Carson on (08) 8303 9725 or email nvc@sa.gov.au




Fight againt political-correctness in the Australian Defence Force continues.

http://bernardgaynor.newsletter.com.au/
The politicians have certainly been forced to take notice and now the media are beginnning to pay attention too. Sydney Morning Herald columnist, Paul Sheehan, wrote an article today about the Australian Defence Force's decision to protect Islam over Christianity.
He also touched on its promotion of homosexuality.


Mr Gaynor said, "As mentioned previously, I am currently appealing the Chief of Defence Force's decision to terminate my commission. I expect to hear that my appeal has been rejected in the next few days."

"Remember, this is what the Chief of Defence Force wrote to me about my Catholic faith in late 2013.
It applies to all Christians who serve this country:

'I respect your religious beliefs and your right to have, and express, opinions contrary to ADF and Government policy.
However your public articulation of these matters whilst a member of the Army Reserve, whether or not you are on duty, or in uniform, undermine my confidence in your ability to uphold the values of the Australian Army and your effectiveness as a leader in today’s Army.'”










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