Cows or­dered out of park

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

COWS graz­ing in the Alpine Na­tional Park in Vic­to­ria have been put on no­tice by the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment that their time is up. Fed­eral En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Tony Burke has or­dered the cows out of the park by April 8. In Jan­uary, the Vic­to­rian gov­ern­ment rein­tro­duced cat­tle graz­ing in the na­tional park as part of a sci­en­tific re­search trial. Mr Burke said he had been try­ing to get in­for­ma­tion as to why this is­sue was not re­ferred for an en­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ment. ‘‘ We have cat­tle stomping all over ar­eas of na­tional sig­nif­i­cance,’’ he said.

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