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Canberra plans next kangaroo kill as bushfires wipe out wildlife

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WHAT EXCELLENT TIMING by the ACT government! When it is reported that a billion native animals have perished in the bushfires (so far in the 2019–20 bushfires), the ACT government is again seeking contract shooters to carry out the Territory’s 2020 annual ‘cull’ and over the next four years too. CAPTION: “Hey

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

‘Pests’ that regenerate the land

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WE HAVE 70 or so kangaroos feeding on 27 hectares of which around 10 hectares is cleared. We have poor soil quality and they STILL can’t keep up with the grass. We also hand cut grass daily for our smaller joeys in care from the same land. Long green grass, untouched. Bloody

Kangaroo cull: an insult to public’s intelligence

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THIS YEAR THE ACT government intends to cull more kangaroos than ever before. Previously the ACT government would have softened the community up with propaganda and misinformation, but not this time. The shock and awe will start immediately! The same old, unconvincing, excuses are trotted out, as if the general public’s

Sanctuaries also need drought support

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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

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