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Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade)Heliotropium europaeum (Common Heliotrope)Hypericum androsaemum (Tutsan)Opuntia robusta           (Wheel Cactus)Marrubium vulgare (Horehound)Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan Honeysuckle)Tribulus sp. (Caltrop)Malva parviflora (Small-flowered Mallow)Carthamus lanatus (Saffron Thistle)Alternanthera pungens (Khaki Weed)Cichorium intybus (Chicory)Carduus pycnocephalus (Shore Thistle)Briza minor (Lesser Quaking Grass)Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed)Briza maxima (Quaking Grass)Solanum sp. (Nightshade; seedlings)Conyza sp. (Fleabane) Dipsacus fullonum (Wild Teasel)Alstroemeria hybrid (Peruvian Lily)Malva parviflora (Small-flowered Mallow)


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News relating to the Society

6th Biennial Weeds Conference program released

Please find attached the program for the 6th Biennial Weeds Conference including social events and details about the feild trip.

Other details are available on our facebook page, and we will be posting further abstracts and info in the coming weeks.

Its going to be a great conference, for details on registration see the previous post on this page or go to our facebook page: 

Registration CLOSED- Fifth Victorian Weeds Conference, Invasive Plants and Animals- Contrasts and Connections, 13th-15th May 2014 in Geelong.

Registration is now open for the Weed Society's Fifth Biennial Conference. This year's conference offers an array of speakers covering a variety of topics across both invasive plants and animals. The conference will include two forums- Chilean Needle Grass, Chaired by Gerald Leach of the Victorian Farmers Federation; and Putting the Public Interest into Invasive Species Management, Chaired by Andrew Cox from the Invasive Species Council.

Advocacy for the Weed Society?

Advocacy for the Weed Society?


Should the Weed Society undertake advocacy? If it does, what type of advocacy would best serve it?


President, Michael Hansford, answered the first question for me when he said that the conferences, seminars, Weedscene and other promotional work of the Weed Society already fits the definition of advocacy.


Advocacy is about advancing an idea. Some people might immediately worry that advocacy means taking a political position or organising a protest.

Weedscene is interested in your weed stories

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The White List Approach to Weeds

Andrew Cox from the Invasive Species Council has written an article about how the Weed Society of Victoria could be involved in advocacy on relavent issues.

To Support a ‘White List’ Approach to Weeds?


The executive committee has decided to develop one or more policy positions for the Weed Society that it can advance on behalf of its members. The aim would be to improve the control of weeds.

Victorian Weeds Conference 13th-15th May 2014 in Geelong


The Weed Society of Victoria will be holding its

Fifth Biennial Weed Conference in May 2014.