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Enjoying endorphins in communal harmony

Moya Simpson leads the WORLDLY GOODS choir in performance. The choir starts again on Monday 10 October at Gorman House. Enquiries 6238 1827.   As I settle down to write about communal singing, aka choirs, and the benefits to your health and wellness, what should come on the radio but a spontaneous

Local ‘representation’ except when it’s not

Eight former councillors from the former Queanbeyan City and Palerang councils have been appointed to the Queanbeyan-Palerang Local Representation Committee (LRC). The Committee will be chaired by former Palerang Mayor Pete Harrison and includes four each from the former council areas. Besides Harrison they are Peter Bray (Deputy Chair); Paul Cockram;

From the Editor

In this issue of the District Bulletin, as a community service, we bring you three pages of federal election candidate responses to some top current issues, unedited so you hear the candidates’ views directly. There is a lot of anxiety about the issues raised and on social issues we did

‘Dissolving’ those ratepayer voices on council

On Thursday 12 May the axe fell. Councillors in Palerang and Queanbeyan had been expecting it but nevertheless the abruptness and lack of courtesy stunned most of them. Former Palerang Mayor Pete Harrison said he received a text message from the local member (John Barilaro) “advising me that there would be

Gonski funding: prepares primary schoolers for a complex world

Maria Taylor visits Bungendore Primary to find out more It’s not a difficult concept. Fund schools based on equity and needs. As Bungendore Primary’s warm and energetic Principal Narelle Lloyd reminds us, the Gonski review panel agreed that inequity amongst schools had crept up over the years. “Gonski funding allows all students

Kangaroos and biodiversity

Dateline July 2010: Anatomy of a book banning: how ACT government reacted hysterically to report that kangaroos are part of biodiversity From the Bulletin archive. Robin Tennant-Wood takes up the story after this excerpt from the July 2010 Bulletin “Native herbivores such as kangaroos and wombats play a vital role in