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Crown Lands Act: will there be stealth sales?

stock route crown land

At stake, travelling stock routes, crown roads, parks and reserves. THE NSW OPPOSITION has raised the alarm about July 1 start of the Crown Lands Act that opens the door to public land sales without community consultation. In regional NSW Crown Lands include old Crown roads that provide public access; travelling stock

Neat to meet Pete

Shortis and Simpson

Five Palerang OAMs in the same week! By John Shortis. MAY THE FOURTH is unofficially known as Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you!) and this date in 2018 was a significant day for me and my partner Moya Simpson. The significance was unrelated to that movie franchise though, instead it

Private Forestry bill to get NSW Upper House review

native forest bill

Environmental, beekeeper and farmer concerns Submissions close 30 May 2018 THE FORESTRY LEGISLATION Amendment Bill 2018 transfers much of the responsibility for the management of Private Native Forestry from the EPA to Local Land Services. It also amends the Forestry Act 2012 and Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016*  to “update” the regulatory

Far from live export and other animal nightmares

Little Oak Sanctuary

LITTLE OAK SANCTUARY is a not-for-profit, registered charity that offers sanctuary to animals in need while promoting compassion for all animals through education and cruelty-free living. We started in 2013 on a 20-acre property in Bywong, inspired to share the stories of individual farmed animals in the hope of making connections

John’s junket for nuclear power

nuclear power USA

MEMBER FOR MONARO and Deputy Premier John Barilaro has spent thousands of taxpayer dollars flying to the United States as part of his campaign to build nuclear reactors in NSW. The NSW Opposition has revealed that in March, the Nationals leader took a staff member and a Government official to the

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