Patersons Curse and St Johns Wort on Farrer Ridge_Photo Julie Lindler

Stop crying in the chardonnay, Becs, kill weeds not the roos

Should we be killing weeds rather than culling kangaroos? It’s the column that asks the big questions, it’s “Seven Days” with IAN MEIKLE.  MY BLACK SENSE of humour is always piqued at


Queanbeyan–Palerang Council tackles affordable housing — Bungendore poses challenges

WORK IS UNDERWAY to develop the first Affordable Housing Strategy for the Queanbeyan Palerang community to address a growing social and economic issue — the lack of housing people can

Editorial / Opinion


Friday essay: 30 years after Mabo, what do Australia’s battler stories — and their evasions — say about who we are?

The Mabo decision in 1992 was a turning point for Australia. It finally overturned the dishonest doctrine of terra nullius and recognised Indigenous land rights. It was a moment of hope, accompanied by a


There’s an unwanted bulldozer for sale on Gumtree if you’re interested

There’s an outdated, unwanted, coal-fired bulldozer being sold for parts on Gumtree. The listing reads: This is an outdated piece of demolition machinery and is being sold for scrap. Would be perfect if you