The announcement by the Senate Estimates Committee that there would be no funding for environmental programs has been bad news for Landcare Groups all across the nation. The present federal covernment seems convinced that its Green Army initiative will be enough to achieve on ground results. Those who work in the industry know it won't be anything like the solution without corresponding support for on ground works - somewhwere for the Green Army participants to go each day. For the cost of a couple of Green Army Teams we could have the land and infrastructure purchased for our Malleefowl research Centre and a place for the Green Army to visit and help with maintenance. Nevertheless we won't give up our dream just yet!