Local Region


Eden-Monaro: Federal Budget 2018 black holes

Veterans, home care, hospitals, schools, TAFE cuts. By Mike Kelly, Federal Member for Eden-Monaro. UNFORTUNATELY, THIS YEAR’S Federal Budget has failed to address many of the issues that are of real concern

koala habitat loss, credit Briano WWF Australia

Conservation Council takes NSW government to court (again) over land clearing

Appeal for concerned citizens to help fund the case. THE NATURE CONSERVATION Council, peak body for NSW conservation groups, is taking the Berejiklian government to court (for a second time) to


bee work stress

Bees get stressed at work too (and it might be causing colony collapse)

By Amélie Cabirol, University of Trento and Andrew Barron, Macquarie. EVER BEEN OVERWORKED, tired and felt muddle-headed? Research now shows honey bees suffer from the same thing – and we understand

Editorial & Commentary


Tongue-tied horses

THE WIDESPREAD USE of tongue-ties in horse racing in Australia has recently come under fire. Proponents of the tongue-tie – a strap that immobilises a horse’s tongue – argue that it

ACT kangaroo cull 2018

Canberra cull 2018: early end and damned lies

THE ACT GOVERNMENT has claimed that it has killed 3,200 kangaroos across ACT reserves in one of its largest annual kangaroo massacres ever. Opponents of the slaughter claim the government