Monday 17 March 2014
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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 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
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 email@example.com
Fight againt political-correctness in the Australian Defence Force continues.
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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