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Can promoting beauty unite the nation?

Lake Burley Griffith scene and plan

AN OLD FRIEND from the United States, Nick Licata, who remains a citizen activist, sent this essay that also speaks to an increasingly troubled Australia with some ideas worth considering. The subject is America’s yawning political divide now under President Trump, but the civic ideas are universal. It comes from the

Bush Heritage wildlife kill exposed

roo family by Brett Clifton

THE AUSTRALIAN Society for Kangaroos (ASK) in mid-March released freedom of information documents showing a five-year history by Bush Heritage of slaughtering kangaroos at its wildlife sanctuary in NSW. ASK says it finally obtained access to documents released by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage after Bush Heritage lost its court

Dept recommends Jupiter Wind Farm refusal

Jupiture wind farm landscape

NSW-BASED RENEWABLE energy developer EPYC says while it is disappointed with a NSW Department of Planning recommendation to the Planning Assessment Commission to refuse the proposed 54-turbine Jupiter Wind Farm southeast of Tarago, the company will assess moving to the next step. The Department of Planning had reportedly received about 400

Autumn Concerts — St Andrews, Braidwood

Polifemy autumn concert braidwood

Sunday 4 March @ 7pm marks the return of the ever popular Chamber Philharmonia Cologne playing Bach, Tchaikovsky and Paganini Tickets: $40 adults, $35 concessions and $30 children Tickets on sale from the Braidwood Newsagency tel: 4842 2410 Or, on sale at the door from 6.15pm on Sunday 4 March. Cash Only on the door. St

Build local schools with tax dollars

classroom young children

Labor pledges primary school for Googong. LAST YEAR THE leader of the Opposition, Luke Foley MP and Candidate for Monaro Bryce Wilson committed a future NSW Labor Government to building a new primary school in Googong. Labor has criticized the Deputy Premier and National Party representative for Monaro John Barilaro for not

Southern Harvest Farmers Markets, every Thursday and Saturday

southern harvest farmers market

MEET YOUR SOUTHERN Harvest producers Queanbeyan, EVERY Thursday, 3–7pm (lifestyle precinct, Crawford St, Queanbeyan) and Bungendore, EVERY Saturday, 9am–12noon (Anglican Church Hall, off Butmaroo St) COMMUNITY STALL: Hosted at the Southern Harvest tent, there will be a space for community and backyard growers to come and sell/test their produce without the risk of a

First 2018 funding round opens

APPLICATIONS FOR the first 2018 Veolia Mulwaree Trust funding round will open on Monday 29 January. The Veolia Mulwaree Trust provides valuable financial assistance to not-for-profit organisations and community projects with its grant and donation programs. Charities, service groups, schools, preschools, health services, emergency services and many sporting and recreation clubs are