VLC Information Privacy Policy

As an incorporated association, the VLC is identified as an ‘organisation’ and ‘APP entity’, covered by the commonwealth Privacy Act 1988, as amended.  The following policy complies with the amended act applicable at 30 October 2014. The act can de downloaded at http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2014C00757.  Schedule 1 of the act sets out the Australian Privacy Principles (APP) and applicable standards, rights and obligations in relation to holding, handling, accessing and correcting personal information. 

1. The VLC is committed to complying with the Australian Privacy Principles.

2. Personal information held by the VLC is limited to the identity and contact details necessary for the conduct of the ordinary business of the organisation.

3. Membership details are held in a Membership Register maintained by the Secretary and available to all members on request, as required by our Rules of Association.  These details are limited to the name of the member and contact details including physical and mailing address, email address and phone number.  In the case of the member being an association, this includes the nominated contact of the association.  The financial status of members is also held to confirm their eligibility to exercise their vote in conducting the business of the VLC.

4. Regional Delegates of the VLC are publicly identified on the VLC website along with contact details enabling email or phone contact by the landcare community.

5. Committee of Management members provide a brief personal profile available publicly on the VLC website.

6. Executive members of the Committee of Management are publicly identified on the VLC website along with contact details enabling email, phone contact or postal contact by the landcare community. 

7. Individuals and member organisations can access the information held about them by contacting the Secretary.

8. Requests for the correction of personal information held will be verified and actioned by the Secretary.

9. Complaints about privacy can be raised with the Secretary and will be referred to the CoM for consideration and action.

10. Personal information will not be disclosed without the express prior permission of the individual.

11. Personal and Sensitive information will only be collected where it is reasonably necessary for the conduct of our functions and activities, and will only be collected directly from the individual to whom it relates.

12. The VLC will not hold unsolicited personal or sensitive information.

13. The VLC will take reasonable steps to ensure the security of information held and protect it from unauthorised access, amendment or disclosure.

14. A copy of this policy is made publicly available here on the VLC website www.vlc.org.au and can be provided as hardcopy on request to the Secretary.

Upcoming Events

Forum for Landcare Professionals

This forum reinforces the commitment of the newly established peak Victorian Landcare organisation, Landcare Victoria Inc., to professional development in the landcare community, and builds on the legacies of both the founding partners, the Victorian Landcare Council and Farm Tree and Landcare Association.
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This forum reinforces the commitment of the newly established peak Victorian Landcare organisation, Landcare Victoria Inc., to professional development in the landcare community, and builds on the legacies of both the founding partners, the Victorian Landcare Council and Farm Tree and Landcare Association.
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VLC Mallee Landcare Forum
Planning is well underway for the next VLC forum in the Mallee 24-26 March. The local landcare community have banded together to plan a jam packed two day event which will not only show case their activities over the last nearly 30 years but also features a trip to the iconic Trust for Nature property, Ned’s Corner.
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Notice of VLC Special General Meeting
Notice is given that a Special General meeting of the delegates of the Victorian Landcare Council will be held on 16th February 2017 11am at Marland House
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VLC participation in Take 2 Climate Change pledge
The VLC has joined more than 180 Victorian-based organisations who have signed up to Sustainability Victoria’s TAKE2 climate change program to help Victoria reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
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The National Landcare Network Newsletter, As you will read, there are very positive moves at the national level with funding now coming through from the Federal Government and the holding of the first meeting of the new Members Council. The National Landcare Network, NRM’s Australia and Landcare Australia Limited are also partnering to develop a “Value Proposition” to inform 2018 budget considerations, when the current National Landcare Program is being reviewed for new funding.
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Feedback survey for the new Landcare Gateway
The VLC has put together a VERY SIMPLE one page survey on our website to make it easy for you and other members of your landcare community to have your say about the new Landcare Gateway.
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VLC Briefing Note # 29
Over the last year, the VLC has been a co-investor in an unusual collaboration between NRM practitioners, agencies and academics - Systemic Co-Inquiry into NRM Governance. VLC members have been important participants, and VLC funding has supported community landcare members with costs associated with their participation.
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