PART 2. MOUNTAIN CATTLEMEN RESPOND TO THE VICTORIAN NATIONAL PARKS ASSOCIATION OPPOSITION TO ALPINE CATTLE GRAZING. THE VNPA CLAIMS: “GRAZING DOES NOT REDUCE THE FIRE RISK IN VICTORIA’S ALPS”.
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Part 2: The Victorian National Parks Association (VNPA) originally accepted that Cattlemen had a place in the High Country. But in the late 1970s changed its position, and since then has consistently opposed alpine grazing and is using the caucus committee to have another go. The VNPA case is set out on it’s website and the Mountain Cattlemen take this opportunity to answer their charges. Commentary from: Peter Attiwill, former Professor of Botany, Melbourne University; Mr David Packham , former CSIRO bushfire science expert; Allan Mull, Alpine Access & Conservation Group. Discussion refers to the Esplin Report of the inquiry into the 2002-2003 Victorian Bushfires.