Congratulations to our members at Phillip Island Nature Park. Your vital work in conservation is now protected by an $8 million investment by the Victorian Government. Your union is by your side as the impact of COVID 19 is felt.

The challenging impact of the smoke haze from the Gippsland bushfires and now the closure of the Park during the pandemic is immense.

We are proud to have worked with your delegates Pete and Martin to defend your jobs and promote your vital work.

What’s next?

  • ASU is representing you in the ongoing consultation with management about rosters
  • ASU is here to help in discussions about partial or full redeployment during Covid
  • ASU has lots of experience in Health and Safety. We are consulting with many workplaces about working from home, working with physical distance, organising separate teams to reduce risk of exposure to the virus and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

The ASU is committed to supporting your work through this crisis. As our Assistant Branch Secretary Leon Wiegard said to the minister “this Park is a global asset and the work being done by our Rangers, Scientists and Educators cannot be interrupted especially in an era of climate change. This is a sanctuary for the Koalas threatened by the Gippsland Bushfires.”

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Cindy O’Connor | 0417 551 124 |

P.S. By encouraging your workmates to join the ASU we will have a stronger voice for workers. It is easy for anyone who is not yet a member to join online at

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