Vic Bush Telegraph

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Media release

From the Minister for Environment and Water

Thursday, 17 April, 2003

NEW SERVICE WILL PROTECT BUSH - THWAITES

A new Parks Victoria telephone service will help guard against
suspicious or destructive behaviour in the bush, the Minister for
Environment and Water, John Thwaites, said today.

Mr Thwaites launched the service at Wannon Falls in western Victoria.

"The new Bush Telegraph service will allow Victorians keep watch on
their local environment and help protect it," Mr Thwaites said.

"For the cost of a local call, Victorians can contact the Bush
Telegraph to report suspicious or destructive behaviour that
potentially places land, property or people at risk.

"These incidents aren't emergencies but they are serious enough for
people to want to tell someone who can act on the information. This
new service will address that need.

"The Bush Telegraph service is a significant initiative to protect
the bush, ensure the safety of Victorians and support regional
communities."

The new service is accessed through telephoning 13 2874 for the cost
of a local call.

"The community's concern about the bush has been brought into sharp
focus by the recent bushfires that burnt more than 1.3 million
hectares of public land across the State."

Parks Victoria will provide the reporting facility though its Call
Centre.

Further information about the Bush Telegraph service is available
from the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963 or from
www.parkweb.vic.gov.au

Re: Bush Telegraph 13 2874

Dear Club President's, Delegates and Members

At last nights General Meeting the issue about poor behaviour in our
Parks and Forest by some people in four wheel drive vehicles was
discussed. These people have a total disregard for the environment
and all user groups.

Minister Thwaites last year launched a new service called the Bush
Telegraph and I would appreciate it if you would notify your members
of this service.

So many of our members tell us of circumstances where they see
idiots destroying the bush and they wished they could call someone
to pass on their information. For them it was not an emergency but a
cause of concern in that what they were witnessing was wrong or
could or was causing damage to property, the environment or people

With this new service our members will be able to report these type
of concerns, through a single dedicated number 13 2874.

This new number, which is called the Bush Telegraph, will be
available to anyone across the state for the price of a local call
and enables Parks to respond to our concerns and offers assistance
to our members to deal with the issue.

This is a significant initiative in protecting the bush. It provides
ease of access and just might make a difference when those people
get the message that irresponsible behaviour is not acceptable and
that we all support a sustainable environment.

I attach a copy of the Ministers press release from last year. May I
recommend the distribution of this email to your club members and a
permanent notice in your club magazine.

All the best
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Reply By: maverick - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 20:01

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 20:01
hmmmm......maybe something similar is needed in other states. on the surface it appears a good idea - just a pity it is aligned to a government - any government. rgds
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Reply By: goingplatinumcomau - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 20:28

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 20:28
"The community's concern about the bush has been brought into sharp
focus by the recent bushfires that burnt more than 1.3 million
hectares of public land across the State."

Yes Minister

And isn't it really the case that ................You never allowed the People who had lived generations in the Snowey Mountains to do there Controll Burns that was the main cause of the 1.3 million acres to burn out. No Firebreaks

Being an ex volinteer fire fighter myself (Left when i realized i was giveing up my weekends for a corrupt Goverment who tell lies ............ and could not get the backing of the brain deads to back me ........ so i left them to it maybe one day they will grow up and see whats really Going On )

And that anwsers the Question

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Reply By: Willem - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:16

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:16
Good idea but totally impractical and it won't work

You see someone doing something stupid and you take their rego number and ring your 1300 number

You will need to give your name address and phone number. Whomis going to rush out into the bush to find the 'culprits' ??

The Police may soon be around to your place to see if you wish to lodge a complaint so that they may lay a charge.

Who is going to front up to court to give evidence? NOBODY !!

Waste of timeWillem
Little Dip Cons Park S.A.
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Reply By: Member Eric - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:19

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:19
Its always us isnt it , Venus Bay
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 22:45

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 22:45
Forget about the old Australia Eric, mates and that true blue stuff is going out the window. The government is wants Oz to be a nation of dobers for litter, exhaust fumes, social security cheats and God knows what else is coming up then before you know it we'll be fighting amongst ourselves and then civil war between the states over water.
Nah, thats gotta be crap BEAM ME UP SCOTTY


Hooroo
Ray
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Reply By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:36

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:36
The mobile network doesn't extend too far into the bush so I guess they'll be improving the network or supplying us with sat phones. BEAM ME UP SCOTTY


Hooroo
Ray
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 22:15

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 22:15
geeze you guys...are your glasses 1/2 full or 1/2 empty??

Surely it's a start...better than nothing.

I not only do a lot of 4by driving through some of the more 'out of the way' bush areas, I also enjoy GeoCaching in urban bush....the amount of rubbish I see dumped in urban bush etc.is unbeleivable!!

If this system ONLY works in the areas covered by the cellular network...so be it...great...its one part taken care of...now lets work out what we can do to sort out the rest

I for one will be looking forward to having a number that I can ring to report this sort of behaviour....and yes if a copper knocks on my door and says "will you go to court on this"...my answer will be "Yes, show me the way"....and I am not even an Aussie!!

I moved here from New Zealand JUST to see your country

Do I love Aussie more than some of you?....I dont think so...so why dont you try and protect it as strongly as I will??

This may be just one, small, blunt arrow in our quiver, but at least it is an arrow.

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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 22:37

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 22:37
Good onya Kiwi. You are right of course, I support your comments all the way.

There's a lot to see here isn't there. I moved here from kiwi land 15yrs ago for a look...I'm still looking. BEAM ME UP SCOTTY


Hooroo
Ray
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 23:01

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 23:01
"geeze you guys...are your glasses 1/2 full or 1/2 empty??
Surely it's a start...better than nothing. "

I agree, Im actually suprised about most replies! Well only one Im not suprised of (no guessin who), A start is better than nothing, look how much bleep is dumped, and how many areas are closing due to the asshole factor..

Still interested to find out what happened to them dudes caught by parks and cops at Bendethrera (SP??) last year
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Follow Up By: goingplatinumcomau - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 23:24

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 23:24
Looks like all the Nissam owners stick together here ?
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 00:16

Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 00:16
No...it looks like all the reasonable, fair minded, and posiitve owners all stick together..

Signed:

Toyota L/c GXL Turbo Diesel, 100 series, intercooled, Safari snorkel, factory alloy wheels, ARB winch bar with Warn 9000lb winch, ARB/Kaymar rear step and wheel carrier, ARB side steps, OME suspension with LTR shock absorbers, 5" lift, ARB Airlockers front and rear difflocks, ARB compressor, 175lt Long range fuel tank, IPF 900 driving lights, dual batteries, Outback roof console, GME TX4200 UHF radio, tinted windows, Waeco Fridge, Ehgle feezer, Outback rear drawer systen, cargo barrier, ARB turbo timer, Ezy Awn rooftop tent and side awning, GME CDMA aerial, GME 6db whip aerial, full length roof rack, immobiliser, 285/75/R16 Cooper AT Discovery tyres.....plus lots of other 'stuff'

can't see the word Nissam or even the word Nissan in there anywhere
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 08:31

Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 08:31
Folks they are reasonable in some areas but so nannying, they do not want land owners pick up dead branches under trees as they are seen as habitat. So if I have have trees about the farm as I have I can't burn the dropped limbs or collect them for the wood heater. I have to plant 20 trees for the one I remove for a fence. We have planted thousands so far for bird corridors.

They don't work on the same principles when it comes to trees on Government land. Just at the moment with a depleted pot of money they are spending little with a lot of tarted imagination as they have spent all the rest on wages of the union members who have contributed to their election.Regards

JohnR - Not enough of the right travelling, some here..... some over there.......
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 09:40

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 09:40
I'll sling that number into the phone truckster, i'm not too sure about their ability to prosecute etc. but at least they might get a little reality check letter, and go onto a register at the DSE so their rangers will know about it if they see them acting up later on . Anything is a good start. I am beginning to think vb & woodstock cans are native plants by the amounts i see everywhere !!!!Just killin time till easter...............go and play in the dirt, instead of workin in it......
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 21:13

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 21:13
" I am beginning to think vb & woodstock cans are native plants by the amounts i see everywhere !!!!"

You tellin me they arent? Another urban legend bites the dust ;)
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