A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
Stories are being sought for the Winter 2020 (issue #78) issue of the Victorian Landcare and Catchment Management magazine, which is a feature on Landcare and emergency recovery.
Stories for this issue of the Landcare magazine are sought on how Landcare groups and networks have planned for and responded to environmental and social emergencies in their communities. This includes the role that Landcare has played in supporting and enabling local communities and landowners to respond to, recover from, and plan for emergencies such as bushfires, droughts, floods, and to also mitigate and adapt to the impact of climate change. We recognise that crisis has long term impacts and articles that reflect on emergencies in the past are welcome.
Readers of the Landcare magazine are keen to learn about the successes of different approaches and projects, as well as what hasn’t worked, and the insights and reflections of your group or network along the way.
Contributions for the Winter 2020 issue need to be sent to the editor by Friday 27 March 2020.
The Landcare magazine fills up with stories very quickly so please get in touch with the editor (Carrie Tiffany) well before the contribution deadline.
Where to send contributions:
Editor - Victorian Landcare and Catchment Management magazine
Bushfire funds for fence upgrades to exclude wild dogs
The Victorian Government will help bushfire-affected producers bordering National Parks, State Parks and State forests to repair and upgrade boundary fences to better than a standard fence and more able to exclude pests such as wild dogs. Click into news item to find out more.
Not-for-profit law - Upcoming Webinars
Upcoming webinar sessions in Feb & March for community groups include “Data Governance” & “Get #social not #sued – Social Media and the Law”. Click into news item for further details and to book your place now!
Next up in Agriculture Victoria's climate webinar series - 24 February 2020
“Inside the Bureau's new climate guides project”. Presented by Luke Shelley, Bureau of Meteorology. The new regional climate guides aim to help farmers understand and manage their climate risk by providing regionally focused climate and weather summaries that detail historical observations and trends using information available from local Bureau of Meteorology weather stations. Click into news item for speaker details, schedule and links.
Costa and Junior Landcare ask Aussie kids 'What's in Your Backyard? Entries close 20 April!
Popular TV star and Landcare champion Costa Georgiadis is joining forces with Junior Landcare to launch the ‘What’s In Your Backyard?’ campaign to encourage children to be aware and active in their local environment, and promote the new Junior Landcare Learning Centre. Costa wants kids across Australia to grab a camera, and snap photos of the flora and fauna in their backyard. This campaign is a great opportunity for Landcare groups to engage with schools and youth groups in their region who would like to start the year with a campaign that gets them involved in Junior Landcare. Click into news item for further details and to enter.
Is a contractor entitled to superannuation?
Contractors paid mainly for their labour are employees for superannuation guarantee purposes. This is the case even if the contractor quotes an Australian Business Number (ABN). Click into news item to understand more about super entitlements for contractors.