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Dancing with ‘Roos

dancing roos

The ACT parks department is shedding blood in our regional backyard at Googong reserve and in Canberra parks – killing “protected” wildlife for the ninth year in a row. In the following story, our south-coast correspondent provides a timely reminder that many Australian citizens here and on the coast take

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

New Queanbeyan Police headquarters, no nearer

THE NSW LABOR Opposition has again raised the question of a three-year lag so far between promises and reality for an updated police headquarters for Queanbeyan/Palerang. The issue also involves conflicting political promises to move the police to the proposed new $55 million (or thereabouts) QPRC administration building while that

National Firearms Amnesty. Success or failure?

Narooma Sports and Recreation Centre gun amnesty banner

Comment by Susan Cruttenden. THERE ARE SOME important questions that need to be answered before the success or failure of the National Gun Amnesty can be properly determined. The terms of the amnesty varied from one jurisdiction to another, the ACT being one of the few with a social conscience prepared to

Ellerton Dr Extension — update

Ellerton Drive Extension construction

Progress "The Road" ie the Ellerton Drive Extension is ploughing through residential areas and bushland behind Queanbeyan as you read this. A resident sent in these photos. Noise and dust are bothering people but reportedly no noise barriers have yet been erected. A council meeting has been scheduled for May. Stay tuned.

Reflecting on the treasures of the Deua and gold mining

Stuart Whitelaw artist

FLOWING THROUGH wilderness and national park, the Deua River (which later becomes the Moruya River) provides our coastal communities with water for households and farming as well as a pristine environment for native animals and birds such as the platypus and the azure kingfisher. This environment has been captured in Stuart

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

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