The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (Vic) is one of Victoria's main acts focusing on environmental protection. The Victorian Government are currently reviewing the FFG Act. It is quite outdated and not in line with the current scientific understandings of conservation. The VELSN committee has decided it would be great to make a submission. That is where you come in!
We are going to write a submission based on research done in group research sessions. So we will all be together in a room brainstorming and working together. Then the VELSN committee will go away and consolidate the research into a submission. You are welcome to do research outside the group sessions, but that is not required.
For those who have never worked on a policy submission before, knowing the current state of the law is key to making suggestions regarding change. Have a browse of the Act, consultation paper and Environmental Justice Australia’s critique of the current laws. Links to these are below.
The first research session will be on the 16 March, 5:30 to 8pm
Submission due: Tuesday 28 March
Resources to review before the research session --