Cattlemen support Land Use Agreement

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WORK TOGETHER: Mansfield's Mountain Cattlemen have said they tentatively support the new Land Use Agreement between the Taungurung and the Victorian Government. They are pictured at a 'firestick' workshop in Toolangi in 2017, along with Wurundjeri elder, Uncle David Wandin, along with indigenous fire specialist, Victor Steffensen.

THE Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria (MCAV) are cautiously accepting of the Land Use Activity Agreement, brokered between the Victorian Government and the Taungurung Land and Waters Council Aboriginal Corporation.

President of the MCAV, Bruce McCormack, said that High Country cattlemen have always worked alongside the First People, and that – pending more information – he would expect this to continue.“In principal, we have no problem with this agreement,” he said.

“We have always paid fees to have our cattle in the High Country, and expect this to be ongoing.

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