A report by the Victorian Auditor Generals Office shows that DSE and DPI fail in their protection of the environment

The report tabled on 24 October 2012 examines the Effectiveness of Compliance Activities by the Departments of Primary Industries and Sustainability and Environment.

This audit examined the effectiveness and efficiency of the Departments of Primary Industries (DPI) and Sustainability and Environment’s (DSE) compliance activities under environment, natural resources and primary industries legislation. Neither DPI nor DSE comprehensively manage, monitor or report on compliance. As a consequence, they cannot be sure that their compliance activities contribute to protecting natural resources, primary industries and the environment as the legislation intended.

David Stephens from Wombat Forestcare has prepared a Media Release - The rule of law in country Victoria is in crisis.

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