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Sanctuaries also need drought support

animal welfare funding wild2free

RECENTLY, OUR LOCAL Eurobodalla Shire Council hosted ‘Raindance’ to raise funds to be distributed to those affected by drought, with local farmers being the priority. It is understood something like $44,000 was raised at these events which were held simultaneously in Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma. Most of the money went

Nationals and brumbies

I REFER TO the recent article on land, water and forest mismanagement in NSW. Another important example of the damage being done to the natural environment in NSW by the National Party and their in principle opposition to National Parks is the Wild Horse Heritage Bill presented to the House

New Batemans Bay Bridge — it could be better

Batemans Bay Bridge artists impression supplied

A coastal community group has examined the proposed new Batemans Bay Bridge, and found it wanting. This letter on behalf of the group explains the issues with a major transport  infrastructure rebuild that is also relevant to regional visitors. AT A VERY well-attended meeting at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on Saturday 1st December

Governments’ ideology failing TAFE and young people

TAFE trained plumber

Clubs as latest education sites — gambling tips anyone? ONE OF THE MOST important functions that a government can give is access to affordable Vocational Training. By closing down TAFE colleges and sacking 500 TAFE teachers (resulting in the discontinuance of many basic courses), our kids have nowhere to go except for the shonky private

Drought victim!

eel-drought-victim

Do you know how difficult it is to remove eel slime from your hands? On my walk yesterday afternoon (Tues 6 Nov 2018), I skirted the waterholes, now mud holes, in our swamp checking for any sign of pigs. What I found was an enormous dead eel (1m long, 10cm thick) lying

QPRC ratepayer: downtown bids, plans, and value for money?

Transparency, please. WITH THE AMALGAMATION of Queanbeyan and Palerang councils into the QPRC, our new regional council inherited numerous Queanbeyan valuable CBD council-owned buildings. In the QPRC administrative phase, the administrator and general manager, (now Mayor and CEO) accepted for consideration an unsolicited proposal from one consortium, to help council develop these

Adani caught drilling, clearing

Adani open letter AYCC

BREAKING NEWS: Adani has been caught starting work at the Carmichael mine site, illegally and without consent from Traditional Owners. — Australian Youth Climate Coalition wants to stop them ADANI HAS STARTED drilling bores into the Great Artesian Basin and clearing land to make way for their climate-disaster coal mine. The 'Stop Adani'

Speak up! They’re counting on YOU

ACT kangaroo cull 2018

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

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