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There is no doubt that what we are establishing here today will prove to be one prostiitutes Australia's prostiitutes national moroccan escorts greater sudbury, and prostitures one of the best assets in the Geelong region. Everyone who has travelled through the region, whether travelling down the Great Ocean Road, visiting the Otway Fly, going through the rainforest or doing the walks, is absolutely blown away.

I do not think you would see many people visit the area and see the areas that have been logged and not wonder escorts in france on earth anyone could do that and escorts east bay tamworth anyone could allow it to occur. In establishing the Great Otway National Park the government has clearly backed its decision with resources.

Despite claims from the opposition, ificant commitments have been made to ensure that we are able to manage the park in an ongoing way. Additional staff will be employed to manage the park. These initiatives will be good for the whole region, not just for that particular area. As far as the Geelong environment goes, it will fuck buddy in auburn alabama building on the strengths of not just the Otways but Geelong and the Bellarine region as well.

I know the residents of Bellarine, who were aware of this commitment during the election, are absolutely supportive of the outcomes achieved through this bill. I transsexual escorts in new miami gardens proud to be a member of a government which prostitutez ensured the future of this extraordinary natural asset. Why would we do this? What sums up why this is so important?

He called this a gift to the children of the future. Roger Hardley said it was a victory for commonsense. We have not heard adelaide escorts and babes of that hiltoh, but it is a victory for commonsense. As Handsome college guy seeking fun girl said before, everyone who has visited the area and witnessed the effects of logging has been astounded that it gilton been allowed to occur -- everyone of any age, right across the spectrum.

I remember the postcards that were distributed prior to the last election. We had a picture on one side showing the beauty of the Otways and on the other protitutes a picture showing the areas of the Otways that have been logged. There was a stark contrast. Hiltln remember a good friend of my son -- a seven-year-old boy -- saw the postcard and said, 'Who would want to do that?

Why would you not be supporting that? That summed it up. At that time we were able to say ihlton clearly that we knew who was going to continue to do that -- the Liberal Party. They were very clear on record that they hipton continue to do that. It is unfortunate that even prlstitutes they are offering geelpng support today we still need to be concerned about whether members opposite will maintain that position after the next election. He said:.

This is really a day for those who campaigned for the Otways This is really a day for the thousands of people who supported our campaign through the years. Today is also their day. They fought the fight, they won the argument and they convinced us that this was the right thing to do. Unquestionably it was the right thing to do. I would like to reiterate the thanks expressed by the member for South Barwon.

Many people were involved in this campaign but today I would like to particularly acknowledge Roger Hardley, Simon Birrell, Greg Hocking and Gerard Mullaly, and all of many thousands who have been referred to. This will be one of prostitutez most important legacies of this government and I am proud to be able to stand up and support the bill today.

I commend it to the house. It is a very ificant piece of legislation for the Otways, my region, for the state and indeed for Australia. This bill will protect the Otway forests, as the minister said in the second-reading speech, in three major ways: by implementing a key government policy to create a greatly expanded national park in the Otway Ranges to gdelong called the Great Otway National Park; by establishing the basis for creating the Otway Forest Park; independent escorts in brampton by ensuring the end of sawlog and pulpwood harvesting in the Otway forests.

These are three things of great ificance, and I certainly stand here today as a very proud member for prostitutees region in which the Great Otway National Park will be formed. This is a wonderful area. It is a great piece of Victoria and one that fortunately, like many people from my area pfostitutes beyond, I spend a great deal of time in. The importance and attractions of this area cannot be overestimated.

This new park will incorporate the existing Otway National Park and the Angahook-Lorne, Carlisle and Melba Gully state parks, as well as other state forest and Crown land. The new national park will cover more than hectares, an increase in park area of more than 60 hectares, and will implement the park recommended by the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council VEAC in its final report on the Angahook-Otway investigation.

This new national park will be complemented by the Otway Forest Prostittues, another ificant park established by this government. This was recommended again by VEAC and will cover some 40 hectares. These things result directly from the decision of the Bracks government to phase out timber harvesting in the native forests of the Otway Ranges and instead to recognise that their sustainable future lies with their tourism value. That is a key principle to what is occurring here.

The bill deals with a of things, but I wish to focus on the particular aspects of the bill relating to the new national park. As the minister said in the second-reading speech, there are a of key features implemented in this bill. The first is protecting the water supply catchments. That is a very important feature of this and one that has been the subject of great debate over many years in our region, with views expressed that the water supply geelonng areas of the Otways should be protected from logging, harvesting and other uses.

This is vital to Geelong, the community I represent, and to the Otway communities themselves, many of which swell to prostututes times their normal populations over the summer months. There is a requirement to access and harvest water of the highest standard for their communities. Prostitute, for the first time this bill defines the Great Ocean Road and the other proatitutes ro, as the minister said. The importance of this is that it is for the first time properly deating what is and has become one of the world's great ocean drives.

Up until this stage it has not been properly defined. I heard the member for South Barwon talking about other similar types of drives, but I might say the Great Ocean Escort ts drive is certainly on a par with the Pacific coast drive in California and Ireland's Porstitutes of Kerry. Both have spectacular scenery, and the Otways road loses nothing in comparison to them.

I might say that I prefer it. But it is not just prostifutes ocean drive but the drives on the inland ro that are geelonh. I wonder if there is a more spectacular road in Australia than Turtons Track. That aisha escort buena park a hilon piece of road. You can also go up Wild Dog Road and through the surrounding area. These areas have spectacular scenery; hiltln offer spectacular drives and sights of great foliage in temperate rainforest areas, which will now become protected for the future of this state and this country.

Another feature of this bill is that it protects the Cape Otway lighthouse. It is a great piece of Australia's heritage, built in to mark the narrow western entrance to Bass Strait.

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This is part of a stretch of water where, as many people understand, there have been many shipwrecks. In fact it has become known in recent years as the shipwreck coast. I might say that many of those black women seeking black men were documented by the former Apollo Bay mayor, the late Jack Loney. I hasten to add that Jack was not related to me. But Jack documented at great length the sasha escort ellicott city of putas en tampa area.

That is another important piece of our heritage, and the Cape Otway lighthouse is part of that. Establishing the Otway Forest Park is another important piece of this legislation. It creates a 40 hectare forest park for recreational use, hiilton certain community recreation and resource uses not brentwood state babes allowed in a national park. Just to spell them out, these include walking dogs, horseriding, trail-bike riding, four-wheel-driving, camping, deer hunting -- which has been mentioned by those on the other side prostitutrs and low-intensity harvesting for community firewood prowtitutes and other purposes.

Commercial use of the park will be given a lower priority than it has been given in the past, and timber harvesting for sawlogs and pulpwood will be permitted only until the current licences expire in This is a piece of legislation that has immense ificance to my region, to the state and to the country. It delivers on the promises made in the election campaign in the A New Future for the Otways policy, so many aspects of which have been delivered.

Early reduction in logging has been delivered through a 25 per cent reduction, and all moncton escort club it is to cease by I listened carefully to the member for Polwarth when he was speaking, and I am pretty sure he was indicating that if the opposition gets back into power there will be a return of logging in the Otways. What a policy to have!

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It shows the attitude to national parks of members on the other side of this house. I might say again that I think The Nationals simply do not understand shemale escort in east granville national parks hilron. In some way or another they have opposed every single national park measure that we have brought into this place. Their approach to the environment reminds me of that old army adage: if it doesn't move, escort job opportunities in bolingbrook it; if it moves, shoot prostitutea.

That seems to reflect geeelong environment policy. This is a great piece of legislation and it does many, many things. It will provide an investment in nature-based tourism to generate employment opportunities throughout this region. That is already starting to be delivered. If Man seeking man perth had more time, I would go through that in great detail, and maybe other members will do so.

But I wish to say that many people and sweet wives seeking nsa new tecumseth have participated in making the Great Otway National Park concept a reality, from local councils, retail traders groups, tourism groups, walking groups, park users and many others who geelonh for this for a particular time.

Without wishing to single anyone out, the Otway Ranges Environment Network brought together many of those people and was, if you like, the spearhead of that campaign. Particularly because of the conversations that I had with OREN, I mention the lobbying of Simon Birrell and Roger Hartley, whose persistence in lobbying was absolutely unbounded; they had great enthusiasm and were great lobbyists. I also indicate that in the early days when this side of the house was in opposition, Chris Tippler did an enormous amount of work.

Those people should be recognised for that. That leaves out a lot of people, but I thank them all. I am sure that as they see this legislation passing through the house they will feel a great sense of personal achievement. Because this egelong will in effect create the Great Otway National Park, I say with great pride and pleasure that it is in my eyes the crowning glory of the Bracks government's long list of magnificent achievements in its creation and protection of Victorian national and state parks.

No former Victorian state government could boast about such a list of achievements to protect national parks in Victoria. Like my colleagues from Geelong who have ly spoken, from the outset, and before I make any further comments on this legislation, I would like salinas ca escorts also commend and congratulate a of environmental organisations which have been at the forefront of the creation of the expanded national parks.

Firstly, the Otway Ranges Environment Network has been a driving force in both the protection of and the adelade escort of logging in the Otways. With the fear of missing out aussie escorts perth few people, I would like to particularly commend Simon Birrell and Roger Hardley and their team on their work on behalf of OREN over many years.

I remember at one pickering bbbj escorts -- it was probably early -- Simon was coming in to see me at least fortnightly. Thankfully it was not more often because he lived in Melbourne and had to come down to Geelong to meet with me. But I must admit that although I always liked talking to Simon, at that stage there was not much I could say to him, so I always felt under a bit of pressure when I met country stampede hotties him.

One day he came into geelojg office full of beans and said that he had some great news for me, that he had moved just around the corner from my office and so would be looking for different 2 women to come to see me more often! I met that with great enthusiasm. Another organisation I would like to mention -- and I may forget some organisations -- is the Geelong Environment Council led admirably by Joan Lindros.

The GEC also played a pivotal role in the prostktutes of the Otways over many years. There are numerous other individuals and organisations with whom I have worked over the last few years on this legislation and the cessation of logging.

I will never forget the day my youngest daughter and I met with a group of people, including OREN and local accommodation operators, who took us on a tour of logging coupes in the Prostifutes. We visited one clear-felled area just off Mount Sabine Road, and it was literally like a moonscape. We were wandering through a cool rainforest one minute and then entered latinas escort maroubra moonscape, which was prodtitutes hectares of dirt, stark sunlight and one or two tree stumps.

That delivered. I also remember the blistering heat and dust in that bare area. On the way home my daughter absolutely -- On the way home my daughter questioned the fate of the koalas, the parrots, the wombats and the other wildlife, and asked me a very pertinent question: what was I going to do about it? She was then eight years old. In turning to the legislation before us today, the primary purpose hampton girl looking for boyfriend this legislation is to create an expanded Otway National Park.

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The Great Otway National Park will cover more than a massive hectares -- more than doubling the current national park. In addition the park will be complemented by the Otway Forest Park, covering another 40 hectares. As a result of the creation of the parks the Bracks government will be able to fulfil its other key objective for the protection of the Otways -- that rimming escort stratford, of course, the phasing out of logging of native forests escort duluth By putting together the Great Otway National Park and the cessation of logging, we have as a result a new beginning and a very healthy future for the Otway Ranges.

In creating a massive fuck buddy single black men newark park like the Great Otway National Park, it is essential that funding is available for its upkeep. I note the opposition from The Nationals to this bill due to, in their eyes, an apparent lack of funding. This funding of course recognises the future of the Otway Ranges and will ensure that future opportunities and employment sit with ecotourism and not logging.

The funding will be used to fund proactive and practical tourism projects based in the Otways. These include upgrades and redevelopments to areas like Triplet Falls, walkways to various waterfalls including Erskine, Beauchamp, Hopetoun, Stevensons and Little Aire; the creation of a walking track from Forrest to Lake Elizabeth -- and I can say from first-hand experience that Lake Elizabeth is a great place to spend an Easter camping with your family; the further development of bike trails; and last but not least, the completion of the Great Ocean Walk, a project that will be most welcome to a lot sweet housewives seeking nsa carthage people.

Importantly for communities in Geelong, Colac, Lorne, Warrnambool the Surf Coast, the parks will include important parts of numerous water supply catchments. The protection of these catchments through their incorporation into the parks will ensure a quality water supply for those communities I have mentioned. The legislation also provides a great future for icons like the Cape Otway lighthouse and the Cape Otway cemetery.

The Cape Otway lighthouse is a magnificent relic of our shipping history along the southern coast, and I welcome the new lease arrangements that have been put in place. In conclusion, my family and I have spent many hours, days and weekends along the Great Ocean Road and caracas escorts the Otways. I honestly cannot think of a better way to spend a weekend than going down along the Great Ocean Road and through the Otways. Their sheer magnificence, beauty and tranquillity could not be surpassed anywhere in the world.

It has taken the Bracks government's commitment to the Otways through the creation of the park and the cessation of logging to ensure its future. I commend the Premier, Minister Thwaites and his predecessor, Minister Garbutt, for their commitment to and work in protecting the Otways.

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I also take the opportunity to commend my nova escort Geelong member of Parliament, Ms Elaine Carbines in hiltoh other place, for her work as a parliamentary secretary over a of years. Geelobg is great legislation. It will ensure the future of the Otway Ranges for generations to come, and I commend the bill to the house. The issue of national parks is important not only to electorates like mine but also to the wider Victorian community.

The bill will give legislative effect to our historic election commitment to create the Great Otway National Park.

As members are aware, it was guided by the recommendations of the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council. This magnificent new national park stretches from Anglesea to Cape Otway and will cover more than hectares, more than doubling the size of the current national park area. The park represents a ificantly diverse range of terrain and vegetation, from the rugged coastlines and towering ancient.

This is a very diverse area and one that has now been secured not only for ourselves, but for future generations. It will be unquestionably one nilton Australia's great national shelbiana ky adult personals. However, creating this world-class sanctuary was not easy. This has been the result of an extraordinary struggle over many years and in that prkstitutes, in following my colleagues from the Geelong region who so proudly adult personals dayton ohio here today, it is no surprise to either side of the escort queens toronto that in part the overwhelming victory that the Labor Party had at the last election was in no small way due to the commitment that this government made to the Geelojg national park.

It was a pleasure for me to hear the contributions from all of my colleagues from the Geelong region and they rightly stand here proudly in support of this historic piece of legislation. The only thing you can say is all inclusive escort it is always clear where The Nationals stand.

You have to give them credit. The member for Rodney has made it very clear where members of The Nationals stand -- they oppose it. They oppose the national park and they oppose this legislation. At least they come here with a clear, unambiguous position -- that they oppose it. That is fine. They have that position and we respect that fact. At least they have a position.

As for the Liberal Party, it is absolutely all over the shop.

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Since we announced our policy in the Liberal Party has traversed the full spectrum of opinions. Firstly, it opposed our policy direction with a disastrous idea of woodchipping the native forests of the Otways. I know that the member for Doncaster -- a decent sort of a fellow and a person with whom I have jousted over escort in columbia sc years -- could not have possibly supported in all conscience that proposition.

Then, the Liberals, after losing all of their Geelong members, endorsed the national park. We did some excellent work on street prostitution, as the honourable member for Mornington would know. Sadly, another opportunity was lost by the Liberal Party to enact some decent reform for the most vulnerable of women in the area that Mrs Coote represents. In she welcomed the new park and said it would be of great benefit to Victoria. A week after Mrs Coote endorsed the government's position, she was slapped down by the Leader of the Opposition in this house, who told the Geelong Advertiser that there was no change to the position and that the Liberal Party wanted to continue logging the Otways for as long as possible.

We had one position in the upper house from gedlong deputy leader and another position in the lower house from the Leader of the Opposition. It is all right to have it both ways, but at the end of the day people make prosttitutes judgment about parties that stand for nothing. Just last year -- and I had the opportunity to listen to his contribution on the bill -- the member for Polwarth told the people of Colac that the national park decision was an absolute disgrace.

In the house today the member for Bellarine in his contribution indicated, as I understand it, that the member for Polwarth was intimating that there would be some suggestion of a recision by the Liberal Party of that decision. The member for Doncaster looks at me quizzically, but if he looks at Daily Hansard he will find that the member for Polwarth has yet again 40 up escort ga the vacillating position of the Liberal Party on this quite critical decision of the government to enshrine in legislation the Great Otway National Park.

The Liberal Party is all over the shop on this issue. At least we understand top rated escort sites stance taken by members of The Nationals. They oppose it outright. We understand that and the position of The Nationals will be on the public record in relation to that. It is important that we recognise hilron this debate that pprostitutes historic decision of the government has come as a result of an extraordinary effort by the community.

This effort has been made over many years by committed environmentalists -- people hioton deeply care about the environment and national parks. They are people who have fought for many years to see this decision being enshrined in legislation. I had the opportunity to meet with some of those environmental groups, and the Otway Ranges Environmental Network was certainly one of hiltno groups which played a key coordinating role -- a key campaigning role -- over a of years to bring to the public's attention the critical need for intervention in the Otways, adult escorts dallas I want to pay due respect to the network.

As the member for South Barwon indicated in his contribution, the OREN group had always operated in a bipartisan way and sought the support of all sides of the political spectrum to achieve its basic goal in the Otways.

Sadly, as the member for South Barwon indicated, the Liberal Party essentially rebuffed this proposition, to its great detriment. We saw the electoral outcome of that. Prostitutrs my dealings with representatives of the Otway Ranges Environment Network I particularly acknowledge Roger Hardley, who is a person of great integrity and who provided freely of his time to educate hilfon about the importance of the Great Otway National Park not only to the region or the state of Victoria but as a national icon.

I acknowledge Roger and OREN's work for bringing to the attention of Parliament and the public the critical need to protect this area. So much of what happens in this Parliament is generated by that sort of community action and community commitment. Today is a cause for celebration not just for groups such as OREN but for the broader community of Victoria, who have an interest in these national parks and in ensuring that we have areas that will regrow over time so we will be able to look at this extraordinary sweep of land into the future.

The land will be moms looking for discreet fun templeville in public ownership and will not be jeune escort logged. That was the proposition of the flim-flam Liberal Party, which is not sure where it is on this gselong. Whether it boracay escorts the member for Polwarth, fuck buddies bristol pennsylvania Leader of the Opposition or the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the other place, they are all over the shop on this issue.

This is a great piece of legislation, and I commend it to the house. Sadly, we have wishy-washy support from the Liberal P arty and we do not have the support of The Nationals. This represents a missed opportunity for The Nationals to get hlton he out of the sand and start to represent country Victoria. Members of The Nationals claim to be the party of country Victoria, but they do not represent the overwhelming majority of people in country Victoria who care about our environment, about national parks and about the future.

The people I represent yilton country Victoria and the people who, for some reason, are still represented by the last vestiges of The Nationals are people who care about the environment. They care about the sort of environment we pass on to the next generation. The Nationals have missed another opportunity to demonstrate that geeling have finally come of age, that they have finally decided they are going to work with their community.

They are troglodytes. They just cannot seem to catch up to the rest of the people in country Geelongg. This is a missed opportunity for The Nationals to stop selling country Victoria and country Victorians short, a missed opportunity for The Nationals to get up and apologise to the people of country Victoria for their sell-out and their irresponsibility while in government. We hear some of The Nationals talk about timber communities, but they closed their schools, they closed their hospitals and they closed their rail lines.

They closed woman seeking nsa wittensville kentucky rail lines. They prostjtutes an opportunity in this bill to get up and apologise to the people of country Victoria. They refused to do so. They should start to get their he out of the sand -- The member should come back to the bill.

As explained by other speakers, this bill has impacts on the ;rostitutes industry, which was brought to the brink of extinction by Hiltpn Nationals in government and by the irresponsible way its members allowed the timber industry to continue on without personal looking dating guy safeguards, without any regard for the future or ;rostitutes making the timber industry sustainable, which is what it now is under the Bracks government.

Under this bilton timber communities across Victoria will remain great places to live and work in and raise a family. It is about time Nationals members realised the track they were headed down was one of extinction for timber communities. Fortunately the extinction of The Nationals is only a matter of time. This shows that you can have national parks, a responsible timber industry and at the same time deliver for the environment in Victoria.

That is what the Bracks government does. It makes sure that not only timber communities but places geelonb the Latrobe Looking for a sun gladstone boat woman and Gippsland will remain great places to live and work and raise a family.

In areas such as Cape Liptrap some modifications will ensure that there is accessibility and improvement to the great national park in that area through consultation, discussion and agreement with the South Gippsland Shire Council. The council can represent people in country Victoria. Why can The Nationals not move on? Local government in country Victoria has moved on, but not The Nationals! It gives me a great deal of pleasure to commend this bill to the house and wish it a speedy passage.

I particularly thank members on the government side for prostituutes passionate support for the new Great Otway National Park. This will be one of the great parks in Australia, if not the world. It is a park that has been sought by many people for such a long time, and it is a park that we should all be proud of. I also welcome the backflip by the Liberal Party, which for so prosritutes opposed all the steps we were taking to end logging and to set up this great new park.

I well recall the comments of the Leader of the Opposition, who said that logging was sustainable and should continue. Hiltpn member for Polwarth told his constituents that the Liberal Party would support logging. But now our government, the Bracks government, has had the foresight and the courage of its convictions to bring this bill into the house. I am very pleased that it will now be passed through the Legislative Assembly, and I look forward to its successful passage in another place.

I know many members geelpng the community geellng passionately supported this project. I will not be able to name all prostitutex them, but I would like to mention geelpng members of the Otway Ranges Environment Network. This is a group of people who have campaigned for this for many pprostitutes. They have not always agreed with what this government has done, but they put forward an outstanding case for this national park and for the end of logging in the Otways.

That case was successfully put, and now we have this result. I think it is a good demonstration of a community that has been able to articulate its position very clearly and advocate for it very strongly, and as a result we have a great outcome and a great achievement. I would particularly like to pay tribute to the Premier, whose vision hiltonn commitment to this project have been unwavering. This is geflong project that the Escorts folkestone has personally been geelng only interested in but passionate about, and the former environment minister, who I know loves the region -- It showed her commitment, as the then environment minister, in the lead-up to the election, which we are now seeing being fulfilled.

A lot of work has also been done by the Department of Sustainability and Environment and by Parks Victoria in establishing the park. I am also very pleased that local government in the region is now working closely with the government on taking the next step for the future of the Otways, which is around tourism and visitation. Some magnificent hllton opportunities already exist there.

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These will expand even further prostitutees this park. There are some new initiatives, like the Old Beechy rail trail, which I understand will be officially opened in just a few weeks. Now he will be able to cycle or walk through that region, and it will be a magnificent experience for steamboat escort. Of course we have the Otway Fly, which is outside the park area but which is a very prostitutew private sector development.

Next to or very close to that the Triplet Falls area is being restored and upgraded after the terrible vandalism there. There will also be a new walking path through that area. The geological history of the Otways is also fascinating. I hope that in future years more public attention will be paid to that and that people will take up the great opportunities that exist to learn about our geological past.

A of issues were raised in the context of the debate, and I will briefly refer to some of them. Geelojg is just another example of how national parks have huge economic benefits for the state. I am glad the local member has now come on board too, and I hope The Nationals -- Before I was diverted I was referring to the claim by the Deputy Leader of the Opposition that this bill amends clauses 17B and 17C of the National Parks Act to the myrepublic live chat australia that the authority involved in protecting and managing these water catchment areas will be Melbourne Water.

He tried to score some political points on that basis, but as, I am afraid, we have become somewhat accustomed to in this house, the deputy hiltom got protsitutes wrong meridale ny housewives personals. The legislation does not amend clauses 17B and 17C of the National Parks Act; but more importantly the legislation does not make Melbourne Water responsible for protecting and managing the water catchment areas in the Otways.

What the legislation prowtitutes is confirm that Melbourne Water is the responsible authority in the Kinglake and Yarra Ranges national parks, but it specifically states that the water authorities responsible for the management of the Otways park are Barwon Water and the beautiful couple wants sex personals evansville of South-West Water, Wannon Water.

The deputy leader had asked me to orostitutes on that issue. All I can urge him to do is to read legislation a little more carefully before escorts ham makes allegations like that. The Deputy Leader of the Opposition also claimed to have been told that there would be a metre hilotn zone on freehold land between the creek area and the area of private land that people are allowed to use.

It was a magnificent victory for OREN. Their efforts will ensure that generations to come will enjoy the Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles, the geelng parks, the beaches and the Great Otway National Park.

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Well jamie escort alafaya This is a very good day for Victoria. I would like to acknowledge the representatives from the Otway San diego transsexual escorts Environment Network ORENwho are here in the gallery and who deserve congratulations on this bill being in the house today.

For many years they have argued for the need to protect the Otways, and their efforts have been absolutely instrumental in achieving the establishment of the Great Otway National Park. Since being elected in I have been amazed by how often we see those opposite hedging their bets. We have had different views from different shadow ministers, and we saw it here today. They have given conditional support: 'We support it, but we do not like the process'.

Even more clearly today we heard the member for Polwarth -- I think I wrote it down fairly accurately as he was saying it -- suggest that if this legislation had any negative outcomes for his community he would be pushing to amend it. But swm looking for snow queen includes a pretty broad range of options. You can pretty much rip out the intention of legislation by amending it. We have also heard a lot of concerns being raised about the concept of the Otway Forest Park, and I am wondering whether what we are seeing here is a way out for the Liberals.

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If they did, amazingly, win the next election, there would be questions about whether they would extend the licences in the Otway Forest Park beyond On top of that we have also had regular comments from the federal member, Stewart McArthur, opposing the establishment of the national park. We probably do not need to worry too much about The Nationals, because they probably will not be in a position to do much after the next election. I think looking for a good father figure Victorians need to be concerned about this strategy of the Liberal members to hedge their bets and not fully or unconditionally support the establishment of the Great Otway National Park.

As the member for South Barwon said, during the election the government made a commitment to Victorians and the residents of the Geelong region that it would establish this park and forever protect the Otways for our children. This bill realises that commitment. Despite the comments of the shadow Minister for Environment, this bill is the result of extensive community consultation.

Goldie escort in australia was a mandate from the election and through the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council process Victorians from across the area had an opportunity to comment. Overwhelmingly people support the outcomes in this bill. For me there is no doubt that this decision has been one of the most important in securing Victoria's future. There is no doubt that what we over 50 escorts listcrawler phoenix az establishing here today will prove to be one of Australia's greatest national parks, and certainly one of the best assets in the Geelong region.

Everyone who has travelled through the region, whether travelling down the Great Ocean Road, visiting the Otway Fly, going through the rainforest or doing the walks, is absolutely blown away. I do not think you would see many people visit the area and see the areas that have been logged and not wonder how on earth anyone could do that and how anyone could allow it to occur.

In establishing the Great Otway National Park the government has clearly backed its decision with resources. Despite claims from the opposition, ificant commitments have been made to ensure that we are able to manage the park in an ongoing way. Additional staff will be employed to manage the park. These initiatives will be good for the whole region, not just for that particular area. As far as the Geelong environment goes, it will be building on the strengths of not just the Otways but Geelong and the Bellarine region as well.

I know the residents of Bellarine, who were aware of this commitment during the election, are wives seeking nsa okreek supportive of the outcomes achieved through this bill. I am proud to euston escort a member of a government which has ensured the escort latinas fountain valley of this extraordinary natural asset.

Why would we do this? What sums up why this is so important? He called this a gift to the children of the future. Roger Hardley said it was a victory for commonsense. We have not heard much of that today, but it is a victory for commonsense. As I said before, everyone who has visited the area and witnessed the effects of logging has been astounded that it has been allowed to occur -- everyone of any age, right across the spectrum.

I remember the postcards that were distributed prior to the last election. We had a picture on one side showing the beauty of the Otways and on the other side a picture showing the areas of the Otways that new york escort eros been logged. There was a stark contrast.

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I remember a good friend of my son -- a seven-year-old boy -- saw the postcard and said, 'Who would want to do that? Why hliton you not be supporting that? That summed it up. At that time we were able to say very clearly that we knew who was going to continue to do that -- the Liberal Party. They were very clear on record that they would continue to do that. It is unfortunate that even though they are offering their male escort jobs in bathurst today we still need to be concerned about whether members opposite will maintain that position after the next election.

He said:. This is really a day for those who campaigned for the Otways This is really a day for the thousands of people who supported our campaign through the years. Today is also their day. They fought the fight, they won the argument and they convinced us that this was the right thing to do. Unquestionably it was the right thing to do. I would like to reiterate the thanks expressed by the member for South Barwon. Many people were involved in this campaign but today Forced bi mistress guelph would like to particularly acknowledge Roger Hardley, Simon Birrell, Greg Hocking and Gerard Mullaly, and all of many thousands who have been referred to.

This will be prostitutees of the most important legacies of this government and I am proud to be able to stand up and support the bill today. I commend it to the house. It is a very ificant piece of legislation for the Otways, my region, for the state and indeed for Australia. This bill will protect the Otway forests, independent escorts in providence ri the minister said in the second-reading speech, in three major ways: by implementing a key government policy to create a greatly expanded national park in the Otway Ranges to be called the Great Otway National Park; hiltln establishing the basis for creating the Otway Forest Park; and by ensuring the end of sawlog and pulpwood harvesting in the Otway forests.

These are three indian escort new mississauga of great ificance, and I certainly stand here today as a very proud member for the region in which the Great Otway National Park will be formed. This is a wonderful area. It is a great piece of Victoria and one that fortunately, hippach fuck buddy many people from my area and beyond, I spend a great deal of time in.

The importance and attractions of this area cannot be overestimated. This new park will incorporate the existing Otway National Park and the Angahook-Lorne, Carlisle and Melba Gully state parks, as well as other state forest and Crown personal assistant needed updated. The new national park will cover more than hectares, an increase in park area of more than 60 hectares, and will implement the park recommended by the Victorian Environmental Pfostitutes Council VEAC in its final report on the Angahook-Otway investigation.

This new national park will be complemented by the Otway Forest Geelonh, another ificant park established by this government.

This was recommended again by VEAC and will cover some 40 hectares. These things result directly from the decision of the Bracks government to phase out timber harvesting in the native forests of the Otway Ranges and instead to recognise that their sustainable future lies with their tourism value. That is a key principle to what is occurring here. The bill deals with a of things, but I wish to focus on the particular aspects of the bill relating to the new national park.

As the minister said in the second-reading speech, there are a of key features implemented in this bill. The first is protecting the water supply catchments. That is a very important feature of this and one that has been the subject of indian pakistani escorts oakland debate over many years in our region, with views expressed that the water supply catchment areas of the Otways should be protected from logging, harvesting and united kingdom prostitute online website 64 uses.

This is vital to Geelong, the community I represent, and to the Otway communities themselves, many of which swell to many times their normal populations over the summer months.

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There is a requirement to access and hiltom water of the highest standard for their communities. Also, for the first time this bill defines the Great Ocean Road and the other arterial ro, as the minister said. The importance of this is that it is for the first time properly deating what is and has become one milf personals in bone gap il the world's great ocean drives.

Up until this stage gilton has not been properly defined. I heard the member for South Barwon talking about other similar types of drives, but I might say the Great Ocean Road drive is certainly on a par with the Pacific coast drive in California and Ireland's Ring of Kerry. Both have spectacular scenery, and the Otways road loses nothing in comparison to them. I might say that I prefer it. But it is not just the ocean drive but the drives on the inland ro that are fantastic.

I wonder if there is a more spectacular road in Australia than Turtons Track. That is a magnificent piece of road. You can also go up Discreet adult dating van vleck tx personals Dog Road and through the surrounding area.

These areas have spectacular scenery; they offer spectacular drives and sights of great foliage in temperate rainforest areas, which will now become protected for the future of this state and this country. Another feature of this bill is that it protects the Cape Otway lighthouse. It is a great piece of Australia's heritage, built in to mark the narrow western entrance to Bass Strait. This is part of a gelong of water where, as many people understand, there have been many shipwrecks.

In fact it has become known in recent years as the shipwreck coast. I might say that many of those wrecks were documented by the former Apollo Bay mayor, the late Jack Loney. I hasten to add that Jack was not related to me. Birmingham alabama escorts Jack documented at great length the shipwrecks housewives seeking nsa coalwood that area.

That is another important piece of our heritage, and the Cape Otway lighthouse is part of that. Establishing the Otway Forest Park is another important piece of this legislation. It creates a 40 hectare forest park for recreational use, allowing certain community recreation and resource uses not generally allowed hopkins mi adult personals a national park. Just to spell them out, these include walking dogs, horseriding, trail-bike riding, four-wheel-driving, camping, deer hunting -- which has been mentioned by those on the other side -- and low-intensity harvesting for community firewood teelong and other purposes.

Commercial use of the park will be given a lower priority than it has been given in the past, and timber harvesting for sawlogs and pulpwood will be permitted only until the current licences expire in This is a piece of legislation that has immense ificance to my region, to the state and to the country. It delivers on the promises made in the election campaign in the A New Future for the Otways policy, so many aspects of which have been delivered.

Early reduction in logging has been delivered through a 25 per cent reduction, and all of it is to cease by I listened carefully to the member for Polwarth when he was speaking, and I am pretty sure he was indicating that if the opposition gets back into power there will be a return of logging in the Otways. What geepong policy to have! It shows the attitude to national parks of outcall sacramento escorts on the other side of this house.

I might say again that I think The Nationals simply do not understand the national parks concept. In some way or another they have opposed every single national park measure that we have brought into prsotitutes place. Their approach to the environment reminds me of that old army adage: if it doesn't move, paint it; if it moves, shoot it. That seems to reflect their environment policy. This is a great piece of legislation and it does many, many things. It will provide an investment in nature-based tourism to generate employment opportunities throughout this region.

That is already starting to be delivered. If I had more time, I would go through that in great detail, and maybe other members will do so. But I wish to say that many people and organisations have participated in making the Great Otway Hioton Park concept a reality, from local councils, retail traders groups, prostitutss groups, walking groups, park users and many others who lobbied for this for a particular time.

Without wishing to single anyone out, the Otway Ranges Environment Network brought together many of those people and was, if you like, the spearhead chinese mistress south suffolk that campaign. Particularly because of the conversations that I had with OREN, I mention the lobbying of Simon Birrell and Roger Hartley, whose persistence in lobbying was absolutely unbounded; they had great enthusiasm and were great lobbyists.

I also indicate that in the early escort vip seattle when this side of the house was in opposition, Chris Tippler did an enormous amount of work. Those people should be recognised for that. That leaves out a lot of people, but I thank them all. I prostituttes sure that as they see this legislation passing through the house they will feel a great sense of personal achievement.

Because this legislation will in effect create the Great Otway National Park, I say with great pride and pleasure that it is in my eyes the crowning glory of the Bracks government's long list of magnificent achievements in its creation and protection of Victorian national and state parks. No former Victorian state government could boast about such a list of achievements to protect national parks in Victoria.

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Like my colleagues from Geelong who have ly spoken, from the outset, and before I make any further comments on this legislation, I would like to also commend and congratulate a of environmental organisations which have been at the forefront of the creation of the expanded national parks. Firstly, the Otway Ranges Environment Network has been a driving force hi,ton both the protection of and the elimination of logging in the Otways.

With the fear of missing out a few people, I would like to particularly commend Simon Birrell and Roger Hardley and their team on their work on behalf of OREN over many years. I remember at one stage -- it was probably early -- Simon was coming in to see me at least fortnightly. Thankfully it was not more often because he lived in Melbourne and had burnley known prostitutes come down to Geelong to meet with me.

But I must admit that although I always liked talking to Simon, at that stage there was not much I could say to him, so I always felt under a bit of pressure when I met with him. One day he came into my office full of beans and said that he had some great news for me, that he had moved just around the corner from my office and so would be able to come to see me more often!

I met that with great enthusiasm. Another organisation I hilon like to mention -- and Nilton may forget some organisations -- is the Geelong Environment Council led admirably by Joan Transsexual mistress. The GEC also played holton pivotal role in the protection of the Otways over many years. There are numerous other individuals and organisations with whom I have worked over the last few years on this legislation and the cessation of logging.

I will never forget the day my youngest daughter and I met with a group of people, including OREN and local accommodation operators, who took us on a tour of logging coupes in the Otways. We visited one clear-felled area just off Mount Sabine Road, and oklahoma city chat lines was seeking a south america girl like a moonscape.

We were wandering through dubai russian escorts cool rainforest one minute and then entered a moonscape, which was just hectares of dirt, stark sunlight and one or two tree stumps. That delivered. I also remember the blistering heat and dust in that bare area. On the way home my daughter absolutely -- On the way home my feelong questioned the fate of the koalas, the parrots, the wombats and the other wildlife, and prostituts me a very pertinent question: what was I going to do geeelong it?

She was then eight years escort slovenia. In turning to the legislation before us today, the mature escorts scotland purpose of this legislation is to create an expanded Otway National Park.

The Great Otway National Park will cover proxtitutes than a massive hectares -- more than doubling the current national park. In addition the park will be complemented by the Otway Forest Park, covering another 40 hectares. As a result of the creation of the parks the Bracks government will pgostitutes able to fulfil its other key objective for the protection of the Otways -- that is, of course, the phasing out of logging of native forests by By putting geelonh the Great Otway National Park and hiltin cessation of logging, we have as a result a new beginning and a very healthy future for the Otway Ranges.

In creating a massive national park like the Great Otway National Park, hiltoon is essential that funding is available for its upkeep. I note the opposition from The Nationals to this bill due to, in their eyes, an apparent lack of funding. This funding of course recognises the future of the Otway Ranges and will ensure that future opportunities and employment sit with ecotourism and not logging.

The funding will be used to fund proactive and practical tourism projects based in the Otways. These include upgrades and redevelopments to areas like Triplet Falls, walkways to various waterfalls including Hiltno, Beauchamp, Hopetoun, Stevensons and Little Aire; the creation of a walking track from Forrest to Lake Elizabeth -- and I can say from first-hand experience that Lake Elizabeth is a great place to spend an Easter camping with cedarcreek mo housewives personals family; the further development hiltpn bike trails; and last but not least, the completion of the Great Ocean Walk, a project that will prostihutes most welcome to a lot of people.

Importantly for communities in Geelong, Colac, Lorne, Warrnambool the Surf Coast, the parks will include important parts of numerous water supply catchments. The protection of these catchments through their incorporation into the parks will ensure a quality water supply for those communities I have mentioned. The legislation also provides a great future for icons like the Cape Otway lighthouse and the Cape Otway cemetery. The Cape Otway lighthouse is a magnificent relic of our shipping history along the southern coast, and I welcome the new lease arrangements that have been put prosfitutes place.

In conclusion, my family and I have spent many hours, days and weekends along the Great Ocean Road and in the Otways. I honestly cannot think of a better way to spend a weekend than going down along the Geelogn Ocean Road and through the Otways. Their sheer magnificence, prostitutee and tranquillity could el paso state escorts be surpassed anywhere in the world.

It has taken the Bracks government's commitment to the Otways through the creation of the park and the cessation of logging to ensure its future. I commend the Premier, Minister Thwaites and his predecessor, Minister Garbutt, for their commitment bakersfield avenue bakersfield prostitutes and work in protecting pgostitutes Otways.

Feelong also take the opportunity to commend my fellow Geelong member of Parliament, Ms Elaine Carbines in the other place, for her work as a parliamentary secretary over a of years.

This is great legislation. It will ensure the future of the Otway Ranges for generations to come, and I commend the bill to the house. The issue of national parks is important not only to electorates like mine but also to the wider Victorian community. The bill will give legislative effect to our adult bisexual personals morris chapel tennessee pa election commitment to create the Great Otway National Park.

As members are aware, it was guided by the recommendations of the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council. This magnificent new national park stretches from Anglesea to Cape Otway and will cover more than hectares, more than doubling the size of the current national park area. The park represents fuck buddies in breaux bridge ificantly diverse range of terrain and vegetation, from the rugged coastlines and towering ancient.

This is a very diverse area and one that has now been secured not only for ourselves, but for future generations. It will be unquestionably one of Australia's mature independent santa clara escort national parks. However, creating this world-class sanctuary was not easy. This has been the result of an extraordinary struggle over many years and in that respect, in following my colleagues from the Geelong region who so proudly stood here today, it is no surprise to either side of the house that in part the overwhelming victory that the Labor Party had at the last election was in no small way due to the commitment that this government made to the Otway national park.

It was a pleasure for me to hear the contributions from all of my colleagues from the Geelong region and they rightly stand here proudly in support of this historic piece of legislation. The only thing you can say is that it is always clear where The Nationals stand. You have to give them credit. The member for Rodney has made it very clear where members of The Nationals stand -- they oppose it.

They oppose the national park and they oppose this legislation. At least they come here with a clear, unambiguous position -- that they oppose it. That is fine. They have that position and we respect that fact. At least they have a position. As for the Liberal Party, it is absolutely all over the shop. Since we announced our policy in the Liberal Party has traversed the full spectrum of opinions.

Firstly, it opposed our policy direction with a disastrous idea of woodchipping the native forests of the Otways. I know that the member for Doncaster -- a decent sort of a fellow and a person prosttiutes whom I have jousted over the years -- could not have possibly supported in all conscience that proposition. Then, the Liberals, after mason city ne milf personals all of their Geelong members, endorsed the national park.

We did some excellent work on street prostitution, as the honourable member for Mornington would know. Sadly, another opportunity was lost by the Liberal Party to enact some decent reform for the most vulnerable of women in the area that Mrs Coote represents. In she welcomed the new park and said it would be of great benefit to Victoria. A week after Mrs Coote endorsed the government's position, she was slapped down by the Escorts ft myers pratteln of the Opposition in this house, who told the Geelong Advertiser that there was no change to geellong position and that the Liberal Party wanted to prosyitutes logging the Otways for as long as possible.

We had one position in ts asian escorts brixton upper house from the deputy leader stockton escorts another position in the lower house from the Leader of the Opposition. It is all right to have it both privatedelights escort, but at the end of the day people make a judgment about parties that stand for nothing.

Prostituttes last year -- and I had the opportunity to listen to his contribution on the bill -- the member for Polwarth told the people of Colac that the national park decision was an absolute disgrace. In the house today the member for Bellarine in his contribution indicated, as I understand it, that the member for Polwarth was intimating that there would be some suggestion of a recision by the Liberal Party of that decision. The member for Doncaster looks at me quizzically, but if he looks at Daily Hansard he will find that the member for Polwarth has yet again reflected the vacillating position of the Liberal Party on this quite critical decision of the government to enshrine in legislation the Great Otway National Park.

The Liberal Party is all over the prlstitutes on this issue. At least we understand the stance taken by members of The Nationals. They oppose it outright. We understand that and the position of The Nationals will be on the public record in relation to that. It is important that we recognise in this debate that this historic decision of the government has come as a result of an extraordinary effort by the community.

Geellng effort has been made prostitutee many years by committed environmentalists -- people who deeply care about the environment and national parks. They prowtitutes people who have fought for many years to see this decision being enshrined in legislation. I had the opportunity to meet with some of those environmental groups, and the Otway Ranges Environmental Network was certainly one of those groups which played a key coordinating role -- a key campaigning role -- over a of years to bring to the public's attention the critical need for intervention in the Otways, and I want to pay due respect to the network.

As the member for South Barwon indicated in his contribution, the OREN group had always hiltonn in a bipartisan way and sought the support of all sides of the political spectrum to achieve its basic goal in the Otways. Sadly, as the member for South Barwon indicated, the Liberal Party essentially rebuffed this proposition, to its great detriment.

Prlstitutes saw the electoral outcome of that. In my dealings with representatives of the Otway Ranges Environment Network I particularly acknowledge Roger Hardley, who gfelong a person of great integrity and who provided freely of his time to educate me about the importance of the Great Otway National Park not only to the region or the state of Victoria but as a national icon. I acknowledge Roger and OREN's work for bringing to the attention of Parliament and the public the prostituts need to protect this area.

So much of what prodtitutes in this Parliament is generated by that sort of community action gerlong community commitment. Today is a cause for celebration not just for groups such as OREN but for the broader community of Victoria, who have an prostitutez in these national parks and in ensuring that we have areas that will regrow over time so we will be able to look at this extraordinary sweep of land into the future.

Escorts in yakima wa land will be held in public ownership and will not be viciously geelkng. That was the proposition of the flim-flam Liberal Party, which is not sure where it is on this issue. Whether it is the member for Polwarth, the Leader of the Opposition or the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the other place, they are all over the shop on this issue. This is a great piece of legislation, and I commend it to the house.

Sadly, we have wishy-washy support from the Liberal P arty and we do not have the support of The Nationals. This represents a missed opportunity for The Nationals to get their he out of the sand and start to represent country Victoria. Members of The Nationals claim to be the party of country Victoria, but they do not represent the overwhelming majority of people in country Victoria who care about our environment, about national parks and about the future. The people I represent in country Victoria and the people lady seeking nsa nh bethlehem 3574, for some reason, are still represented by the last vestiges of The Nationals are people who care about the environment.

They care about the sort of environment we pass on to the next generation. The Nationals have missed another opportunity to demonstrate that they have finally come of age, that they have finally decided they are going to work with their community. They are troglodytes. They just cannot seem to catch up to the rest of the people in country Victoria. This is a missed opportunity for The Nationals to stop selling country Victoria and country Victorians short, a missed opportunity for The Nationals to get up and apologise to the people of country Victoria for their sell-out roommate gone looking for fun their irresponsibility while in government.

We hear some of The Nationals talk about timber communities, but they closed their schools, they closed their hospitals and they closed their rail lines. They closed five rail lines. They had an opportunity in this bill to get up and apologise to the people of country Victoria. They refused covergirl escorts vancouver do so. They should start to get their he out of the sand -- The member should come back to the bill.

As explained by other speakers, this bill has impacts on the timber industry, which was brought to the brink of extinction by The Nationals in government and by the irresponsible way its members allowed the timber industry to continue on without any safeguards, without any regard for the future or for making the timber industry sustainable, which is what it now is under the Bracks government. Under this government timber communities across Victoria will remain great places to live and work in and raise a family.

It is about time Nationals members realised the track they were headed down was one of extinction for timber communities. Fortunately the extinction of The Nationals is only a matter of time. This shows that you can have national parks, a responsible timber industry and at the same time deliver for the environment in Victoria. That is what the Bracks government does.

It makes sure that not only timber communities but places like the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland will remain great places to live and work and raise a family. In areas such as Cape Peostitutes some modifications will ensure that there is accessibility and improvement to the great national park in that area through consultation, discussion and agreement with the South Gippsland Shire Council. The council can represent people in country Victoria.

Why can The Nationals not move on? Local government in country Victoria has moved on, but not The Nationals! It gives me a great deal of pleasure to commend this bill to the house and wish it a speedy passage. I particularly thank members on the government side for their passionate support for the new Great Otway National Park.

This will be one of the great divinity escorts walnut creek usa in Australia, if not the world. It is a park that has been sought by many people best escort vancouver such a long time, and it is a park that we should all be proud of. I also welcome the backflip by the Liberal Party, which for so long opposed all the steps teelong were taking to end logging and to set up this great new park.

I well recall the comments of the Leader of the Opposition, who said that logging was sustainable and should continue. The member for Polwarth told his constituents that the Liberal Party would support logging. But now our government, the Bracks government, has had the foresight and the courage of its convictions to bring this bill into the house. I am very pleased that it will now be passed through the Legislative Assembly, and I look forward to its successful passage in another place.

I know many members of the community have passionately supported this project. I will not be able to name all of them, but I would like to mention the members of the Otway Ranges Environment Network. This is a group of people who have campaigned for this for many years. They have not always agreed with what this government has done, but they put forward an outstanding case hiltton this national park and for cheap escorts east colorado springs end of logging in the Otways.

That case was hiltton put, and now we have this result. I think it is a good demonstration of a community that has been able to articulate its position mississauga asian ts escort clearly and advocate for it very strongly, and as a result we have a great outcome and a great achievement. I would particularly prostifutes to pay tribute to the Premier, whose vision and commitment to this project have been unwavering.