WHAT IS IT with killing kangaroos to pay for the misfortunes of Australian graziers and croppers?
My colleague suggests it is a control thing, as in ‘can’t control the weather and drought but can control something larger and more visible than weeds’. That something, being a native grazer, has the impertinence
DURING A TWO-YEAR period when my partner and I managed a large cattle station in northern SA, we experienced the extreme stress of prolonged hot and dry conditions. It is an experience I will never forget, and it continually informs my work as an ecologist.
The recent announcement to help farmers
Adani is closer than ever to financing the Carmichael coal mine and railway.
This is scary news for all of us. It shows that, left unchecked, Adani has the power to get this giant, dirty coal mine off the ground. 
Our political leaders must do their jobs, stand up to
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 prevents breathing issues during races, increasing performance and improves the rider’s control of the horse.
Over 20% of Australian horses race
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 is lying – again.
Spokesperson for the Animal Protectors Alliance, Robyn Soxsmith explains. “It would be nice to think Canberra was
I WAS SADDENED to hear of the death of another cyclist, this time on the Tarago Road.
Although the law in NSW is clear about minimum passing distances which should prevent these tragic events the fact remains that on road cycling is still dangerous. It is frustrating that attempts to develop
Excellent letter in the Canberra Times responding ACT Government's irresponsible comments if you accidentally hit an animal on the road:
IT IS CONTEMPTIBLE of Daniel Iglesias to use the reckless actions of two motor hoons as an opportunity to plug his equally contemptible annual kangaroos slaughter.
This opportunism occurred after a
I'M SITTING HERE feeling warm and safe from the world trying to swallow dinner.
But I feel sick. I feel sick because Canberra is culling kangaroos tonight (3,200 over three months) and mothers will have their joeys ripped from their pouches, unable to protect them as their heads are smashed against
RECENTLY, I ASKED a Canberra resident, who is a kind woman, what she thought of the ACT’s annual kangaroo culling activity. She made a face, but then said, ‘I know there are too many of them but’…
The ‘too many’ narrative indeed goes to the heart of the government propaganda that
AS AN EX-Pacific Power electrical engineer who spent 33 years building and maintaining power stations in NSW it makes me sad to see what is happening to the power industry in NSW in just 7 years. NSW once had a reliable power system.
With the closing of 1,000MW Wallerwang Power