“The Federal Government has moved to over rule the Victorian Government to allow cattle grazing to continue in Victoria’s Alpine National Park.” …. I see, now why haven’t they moved to return cattle grazing to Kosci and Namadgi? Oh, that’d be because they are having another knee jerk reaction.
“Victoria’s mountain cattlemen appealed to the Federal Government to list the Alpine National Park under the Heritage Act, to allow grazing to continue.” …. Hmmm, so the Herefords have more heritage value than the native flora & fauna; in a National Park? Since when has the National Park been the entire High Country … as this would have to be the case if exclusion from the NP ‘destroys’ the heritage values.
Govt to help cattlemen save livelihoods [AGE]
Thursday, May 26, 2005. 5:01pm (AEST)
The Federal Government has moved to over rule the Victorian Government to allow cattle grazing to continue in Victoria’s Alpine National Park.
The State Government has decided to end grazing in the park.
Victoria’s mountain cattlemen appealed to the Federal Government to list the Alpine National Park under the Heritage Act, to allow grazing to continue.
Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell has started the procedure for an emergency listing, asking his department to provide an assessment within the next 10 days.
Victorian Environment Minister John Thwaites says he has clear legal advice that the Commonwealth does not have the power to reinstate grazing licenses.
“Listing the Alpine area for heritage purposes does not stop our Government from protecting the park, by not allowing grazing in the park,” he said.
Mr Thwaites says the decision to end grazing in the national park does not mean the end for the mountain cattlemen, who will still be allowed to graze cattle in other alpine areas.
24th May 2005: “Today’s announcement will give our children’s children the opportunity to enjoy spectacular, healthy alpine landscapes swathed in native wildflowers. We commend the Bracks Government for this memorable and lasting contribution to nature conservation in Victoria. 
 Alpine National Park … or cow Paddock? [VNPA]