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Jerrabomberra hosts talk on transport routes

Community groups are hosting a ‘community conversation’ in late August on Queanbeyan transport options. They question whether the Ellerton Drive Extension (EDE), from Jerra through Karabar and behind Greenleigh, is the best option for getting trucks off Monaro Street and commuters from new subdivisions to Canberra. President of the Jerrabomberra Residents

Book Review: The Sixth Extinction, An Unnatural History

The Sixth Extinction, An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert Bloomsbury 2014 [spacer style="1" icon="none"] As humans change the planet - a superb work and tragic tale Reviewed by Pauline Richards The Sixth Extinction is a remarkable achievement, a finely written and enthralling read. Elizabeth Kolbert traces a single, current extinction event in the context of the history

Free speech under threat with ag-gag laws

by Ben Latham Inspired by legislation introduced in several states in America, politicians in NSW and elsewhere are currently discussing establishing ‘ag-gag’ laws, which specifically seek to censor investigations that expose animal cruelty and abuse in factory farms. Most cases of animal cruelty on Australian farms are exposed by undercover investigations by

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