Draft weed priorities framework open for feedback

The federal Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment’s draft National Established Weed Priorities (NEWP) Framework has been opened up for public comment.

A key feature of the framework is its recognition of the interaction between weed management and other land and biodiversity management issues.

It proposes a new Weeds Issues of National Significance (WINS) stream to improve the integration of weed management with land management and conservation planning and on-ground action at regional and local scales.

Feedback on the framework will be possible until 2 May.

In other framework consultation news, the new draft National Disability Advocacy Framework has gone on public exhibition, with feedback possible until early June.

The framework sets out how governments can work to enable and support people with disability and updates the original National Disability Advocacy Framework which was endorsed in 2012 by disability ministers.

To ensure the new framework continues to meet the needs of people with disability, the federal Department of Social Services wants to hear from people with disability, their families and carers, and disability advocacy agencies to ensure the final version reflects their views.

A submission guide outlines the reason for the review and includes questions to consider when developing submissions.

Public consultation on DSS Engage was launched on 8 April and will close on 3 June. All feedback provided by jurisdictions so far will be incorporated into the findings and subsequent analysis.