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Very fine and informative new bird guide with lovely pictures

The Australian Bird Guide by Peter Menkhorst, Danny Rogers, Rohan Clarke, Jeff Davies, Peter Marsack, Kim Franklin. CSIRO May 2017, 566 pp Periods of history can be measured in bird books. There was Gould in the 1840s, and more recently no home was complete without Neville Cayley’s What Bird is That? first published in

Gonski Mark 2 – What will Member for Monaro do?

Monaro schools may lose $6.1 million Regional schools to lose $400 million under federal proposals Labor candidate for the Monaro electorate, Bryce Wilson, has challenged the Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, to stand up for the existing NSW Gonski agreement on school funding. Wilson said Barilaro needs to equal the

Open door to assault on remaining biodiversity?

Time to comment now Don’t we love that word ‘reform’! The NSW Government’s ‘reforms’ of native vegetation, flora, fauna, endangered species legislative protections, are upending existing rules and permissions and many people are very worried on behalf of our environment –not least because the cheapest way to combat climate change is