We are still reeling from the recent bushfires and now a health and economic crisis has hit us with the multiple threats posed by the coronavirus. As ever, the Bulletin is on the lookout for some good news to lighten the prevailing gloom brought to us by the media cycle.
A RECENTLY-ARRIVED Australian resident and writer, Elle Hunt, wrote a compelling article in January expressing how people from around the world love and value Australian wildlife. The horror of our wildlife’s suffering in the recent bushfires, was the immediate impetus for her story. But it raises good questions for Australians. In the
(and maybe make a stock market killing) Our friends in Northern California sent this report of their local electricity supplier’s ingenious method to guard against bushfires caused by downed or carelessly placed power lines. “We went all summer with no major fires locally (a great thing). Of course, this may have been
ON ABC’s Q and A television program on the night of 3 February we heard a popular community volunteer from Bermagui tell Australia that she did not think 10% of volunteer firefighters would put themselves through the paperwork and bureaucratic hoops surrounding government reimbursement to volunteer firefighters. At issue is the
BEREJIKLIAN-BARILARO SCHOOLS BACKLOG IN MONARO BEFORE THE MARCH 2019 state election, the National Party Member for Monaro John Barilaro was everywhere promising everyone funding — to the extent that this publication and others dubbed him ‘Porkbarrel-aro’ Now the NSW Labor Opposition has unveiled the extent to which promises for schools in particular
ALERTED BY ANIMAL Liberation NSW, members of the public have contacted Cowra councillors protesting council’s decision to proceed with a plan to cull 30 of an estimated 300 kangaroos in the Cowra Peace Precinct area. As severe drought and fires hit eastern Australia, wildlife has been forced closer to settlements seeking
“Water pipes burned and water quality assessed...” AS THE DISTRICT Bulletin published a review of QPRC’s (lack of) transparent forward planning with climate change risks in mind, a major fire broke out in the Tallaganda National Park, burning 31 thousand hectares by 6 December and ongoing as this was posted. While
Government looking the other way, this affects everyone THE NATIONALS AND Liberals in NSW have been presiding over a dramatic increase in land clearing, leading to biodiversity loss, dust storms and impoverished soils. Add to that the negative effect on containing greenhouse gas emissions. New figures released by the Office of Environment