An integrated assessment of the impact of wild dogs in Australia

Abstract or description: 

Wild dogs are a significant pest animal in Australia. They are widespread in Queensland, the Northern Territory and much of Western Australia and South Australia, as well as being present in parts of New South Wales and Victoria. Wild dogs are known to have a significant detrimental effect on the agricultural sector (market impacts), but they also cause non-market impacts in terms of adverse social impacts and environmental damage. These impacts are described in more detail below.

 

In general, wild dogs are considered pest animals because of their attacks on livestock and are subject to control. Their legal status varies across the states and territories, with the dingo regarded as a regulated native species under the Australian Government's Environment Protection and Biodiversiw Conservation Act 1999. Most states and territories have a wild dog management strategy, either as a stand-alone strategy or as part of a broader vertebrate pest strategy. These strategies are based on both the individual state legislation and a national approach, aligning to the Australian Pest Animal Strategy over time.

Management of wild dogs is mostly conducted by landholders, who bear the cost of production losses from wild dog attacks. In some areas wild dog control is undertaken by the relevant state government or is financially supported by local government Improved wild dog management is a challenge because of the nature of the problem. It requires coordinated action by all landholders. No individual landholder can capture the full benefits of wild dog control if their neighbours are not taking similar action. The management of wild dogs is further complicated by different types of landholders with different objectives. Private landholders are generally seeking to run profitable farm businesses, while governments managing public land including national parks or state forests have other goals. Where private

landholders share boundaries with public lands the management of wild dogs can be particularly difficult, with the public land becoming a home and potential 'refuge' for wild dogs.

The challenge facing government is to implement policies and programs that support coordinated wild dog management in order to ensure the benefits of control are fully realised,

but to do this in a way that does not take over, or crowd out, the private investments that individual landholders have an incentive to make in wild dog control.

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Warrego
Bulloo
Paroo
Nebine Mungallala Wallam
NRM Topic: 
Pest General and Policy
Canine
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The release of the Guide to the proposed Basin Plan represents a significant step towards the historic adoption of the first Basin Plan in 2011.

Abstract or description: 

Introduction — the purpose of the Guide

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (the Authority) is preparing the Guide to the proposed Basin Plan to present proposals to the community for discussion. These proposals are about the key decisions the Authority is required to make under the Water Act 2007 (Cwlth), in particular the new limits on water that can be taken from the Basin, known as long-term average sustainable diversion limits (SDLs), which will apply to both surface water and  groundwater. The proposed Basin Plan (a legislative instrument) will be released later this year or early next year. This document sets out proposals on the main issues in the plan.
The Authority is endorsing the issuing of the overview, noting that it represents a set of proposals based on the information provided to the Authority by its staff, state and federal governments, stakeholders, consultants and others. A technical background to the Guide (volume 2) provides greater scientific detail, with 19 regional guides dealing with the specifics of each region and the proposals as they affect each region. Volume 2 and the regional  guides are being approved for release by the chief executive. The Authority is interested in the views of the community and stakeholders on the proposals in the Guide and on the quality of data and evidence used and the analysis that has been undertaken. The Authority will consider any feedback in finalising the Basin Plan.

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Board Docs ( archive)
Regional Plan
News & Events
Programmes
South West NRM Catchment
Warrego
Bulloo
Paroo
Nebine Mungallala Wallam
NRM Topic: 
Waterways management documents
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Parthenium Awareness Days

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Parthenium Awareness days

Please join industry specialists Peter Austin, John Chamber-lain and Dan McCudden as they outline:

How to identify Parthenium through its’ distinguishing features

  •  Impacts of the weed
  • Methods of prevention and control
  • Wash down techniques
  • Ideal weather and habitat conditions
  •  How to minimise the risk of spread

DAYS RUN FROM 9AM TO 4.00 PM WITH SMOKOS AND LUNCH PROVIDED

Monday 24th May “Caldervale” via Tambo
Tuesday 25th May Mungallala Hall
Wednesday 26th May Quilpie Quilpie Club
Thursday 27th May Adavale Sport and Rec centre
Friday 28th May Toompine Hall

 

Hosted by the Upper Bulloo Landcare Group and South West NRM Ltd. Funded by the Australian Government Community Action Grants.

Cunnamulla Organic Roadshow

Content

The Biological Farmers of Australia & Seasol proudly present
Cunnamulla Organic Roadshow
Hosted by the Paroo Shire Council

 

Who should attend?

Roadshows are
open to all interested in seeking the latest information on biological production systems and organic/ biodynamic food and farming.
The event is an excellent opportunity for those who want to make key contacts and network with industry members and is an opportunity to view trade displays of companies supplying organic “allowed inputs” and other products/
services.

Consisting of brief and practical talks, regardless of your type of business, you will gain an insight into biological farming systems and the entire organic supply chain.



Where to stay?

Two great accommodation
choices in Cunnamulla are the Country Way Motor-Inn on 07 4655 0555 or the Warrego Motel on 07 4655 1737; alternatively you can contact the Paroo Shire Council Visitor Information Centre on 07 4655 8470 or visit www.paroo.info.

 

SPEAKER PROFILES

Stuart Mackenzie: Plevna Downs
Plevna Downs, 112,000 hectares in far South-Western Queensland, produces one of Australia’s largest highquality
organic merino wool clips. Plevna Downs wool has been exported to Germany, USA, Japan and New Zealand.
This success is the result of the cumulative experience of three generations of family ownership and continual flexibility and adoption of new ideas to better improve existing production. Since 1997 this wool has been produced in accordance with the strict practices required for organic certification. As well as being certified organic, Plevna Downs ceased mulesing in 2003 and now carries the non-mulesing label. Stuart Mackenzie will share his expertise in
organic wool production and marketing. Stuart believes that direct marketing is the key to the future of
the wool industry.
Greg, Don and Geoff Dunsdon
The Dunsdon brothers – Greg, Geoff & Don and their families, have created a thriving organic fat lamb
enterprise, with a combined fully irrigated organic wheat and backgrounding operation, on what was
originally a 15000 acre grazing property. It is now in the process of being developed into a rotational
irrigated organic wheat and backgrounding operation for their lambs. Don & Geoff will explain how the
farm has developed over the last 10 years, their experiences in starting up an organic operation, the
problems they encountered, their current situation and their projections for the future.


To register your details for the Cunnamulla Roadshow, please contact the BFA on 07 3350 5716 ext 232 or email
events@bfa.com.au. Alternatively you can contact the Cunnamulla Fella Centre on 07 4655 8470.

Paroo Property Map

Abstract or description: 

Paroo PropertiesBoundaries for properties in the Paroo catchment.

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Map
Paroo
NRM Topic: 
Overviews of the Region
File Attachments
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Pest Management Plan Paroo Shire

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The aim of the Paroo Shire's Pest Management Plan is to rationally plan and prioritise resources to ensure that time and money is spent on those pests where work will be most effective. The Paroo Pest and Stock Route Committee believe this plan will increase public awareness and cooperation and ensure all stakeholders are heading towards the one goal to achieve pest management outcomes. This plan has been developed to fulfil the requirements under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002

Classification
Structure tag: 
Paroo
NRM Topic: 
Pest Management
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Queensland Government

RLF Programme

National Landcare Programme