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Pamphlet - 'Flamin' Parks The Neighbours from Hell', Bush Users Group, Castlemaine, Aug 2002 Document Reg. No: HT 26145

Booklet titled "Flamin' Parks The Neighbours from Hell" published by a voluntary organisation with an 'interest in access for recreational and commercial use of public land' in August 2002.

The pamphlet criticises government decisions in the areas of park management, feral control, bushfire prevention and the use of parks and reserves. It takes the position, expressed in robust terms, that environmental protectionism is harmful not only to the economic and recreational interests of the group but also threatens biodiversity, leads to greater bushfire danger and loss of habitat. The pamphlet offers alternate arguments to the debate of extending existing or creating new parks with a strong focus on bio-diversity management and feral animal control.

This was collected in May 2009 for the Victorian Bushfires Collection.
19-page soft-cover booklet with colour cover featuring a full-colour photograph of CFA truck and firefighters at a bushfire. The text is in black with the title in red. The interior contains black text and black-and-white photographs.
Statement Of Significance:
This pamphlet highlights the debates regarding environmental management and is a stark contrast to the position taken by many environmental and green groups. Its arguments demonstrate the complexity of dealing with the environment and the economy in light of changing climate and changing uses of public land.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from Ms Liza Dale-Hallett - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2010
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 298 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: forestry, bushfires, bushfire prevention, environmental issues, political organisations, climate change, public debates
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Inscriptions: FLAMIN' PARKS/THE NEIGHBOURS FROM HELL/ The Case for an inquiry into biodiversity management and bushfire control in National Parks/ Can Australia's taxpayers afford to fund environmental monitoring, ecological burning, feral animal/ and exotic week control in a total area 52% larger than Tasmania and simultaneously rehabilitate/ the Murray Darling Basin? Until this question is answered, there is no case for increasing the size/ of the problem through additions to existing parks or the creation of new parks./August 2002/ B.U.G./Reg A0041296J
Author: Bush Users Group, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, Aug 2002

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