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National Party dirty tricks

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WHILE NOT A member of the Labor Party, I have been impressed by Bryce Wilson and was willing to help out at the Pre-Poll centre in Jerrabomberra, in his campaign to be elected this Saturday at the state by-election for Monaro. I witnessed this. Late in the afternoon a woman rushed

Eden-Monaro election — climate emergency who will help us?

Kotvojs just quotes Coalition stats. Renewables will mean jobs. I NEARLY CHOKED on my weeties when I read Liberal candidate Fiona Kotvojs claim that  “the Government’s (climate change) strategy is working, as Australia’s emissions are falling”. Selectively quoting from the latest update of Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Kotvojs claims “Last year,

State of dissent

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THAT OLDER CANBERRANS might be engaged in Extinction Rebellion protests is unsurprising, as it merely represents another phase of developed issue awareness. For many senior Australians it will represent a continuation of an earlier involvement in university student movements, 1970–71 moratorium marches or 1971–74 Green Bans to protect areas of Sydney. Maturity

Victoria scrapes bottom of the barrel on wildlife management

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IN THE FIRST WEEK of October, the Victorian Labor government continued its unenlightened and colonial-looking wildlife policies — bowing to the most hidebound of the rural community and other commercial interests and loud demands from National Party politicians. A petfood trade targeting kangaroos has started in Victoria. These animals were almost

The Nationals – kill this, save that, log River Red Gums, clear natives, now jobs good, formerly cut them…

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NSW AGRICULTURE MINISTER, Marshal, published a regulation encouraging landowners to regard deer as feral animals, with potential to destroy habitat and impede farming/stocking practices on private land. This regulation was introduced courtesy the Game and Feral Animal Control Act. As adorable as deer (Bambi) images may be there appears little ministerial reservation

Letter: Monaro’s Barilaro grapples with Murray-Darling

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STRUTTING HIS STUFF lest he suffer relevance deprivation, Deputy Premier, Barilaro, despite not attending the Murray-Darling Basin Plan Ministerial Council, decided the plan was “untenable”. Years into the “plan”, in his second term, a Damascene moment of enlightenment suddenly revealed to him (and presumably his government) that NSW is in the

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