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NSW opens doors to tree clearing in August

30,000 citizen voices ignored. National Party winning the argument Farmers left without details Environmental groups urge last minute lobbying, links supplied here. Stand Up for Nature – environment group coalition in NSW writes: If the Queensland experience is anything to go by, we’re set to lose woodlands and forests across NSW when this state’s

Major supermarkets pledge phase-out of one-use plastic bags

Every second, 159 single-use plastic bags are used in Australia – more than 10 million new bags each day. In NSW, up to 61 million bags are littered each year. More than 70 per cent of the rubbish entering our oceans is identified as plastic. Plastic kills up to one million sea birds, countless fish and 100,000 sea mammals each year. These figures, supplied

Council watch June

 Tis the season… for (normal) rate increases With Peter Marshall* Costs will still outstrip income Local social media lit up in May, with Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Administrator Tim Overall’s announcement that rates would rise for the 2017-18 financial year. Many people referred back to the then Premier’s announcement that there would be no

The Mighty West

Incomparable feeling of winning after long drought Book review by Adrienne Ribeny who lived a parallel footy history – part of the Australian legend Being the one true devotee of Australian Rules Football (AFL) in my Canberra-based family, I was the automatic choice to review The Mighty West by Western Bulldog tragic,

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