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Land clearing up 300% in NSW


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

Maths hard and boring? Not this way!


Bungendore School a winner MATHEMATICS IS A subject that has been getting unfairly treated, says Brent Hughes, former teacher and Teacher Educator for Matific maths education program. Despite what you might often hear, (or thought yourself) — maths is not boring, maths is not hard — is the program’s message. Matific is

Controversial Queanbeyan Bypass road: contractors left high and dry


“CANBERRA AND QUEANBEYAN tradespeople say the $86 million Ellerton Drive extension has been mismanaged, after a sub-contractor spiralled into voluntary administration and left 21 local businesses nearly $395,000 out-of-pocket”, reports The Canberra Times. The debt includes almost half a million dollars owed to the Australian Taxation office. “Civil Bridge and Wharf,

Barilaro, National Party representative, at work


Chop down the River Red Gums, destroy that park! NEWS BROKE MID-JULY that the National Party Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, is proposing legislation to destroy the Murray Valley National Park, and recommence logging to benefit some members of a community that received $97 million from taxpayers in compensation. Sparks were

Positive vision for climate response from Labor

Labor climate response

Hear it all now in the podcast with Mark Butler The Bulletin is adding some podcasts and here’s our first. With a federal election looming, Federal Shadow Minister for the Climate Change and Energy Mark Butler recently outlined what Australia can and must do to lower emissions and transition away from

Survival in Queanbeyan: good news story continues

motion sensing wildlife Queanbeyan Poplars

IN 2013 THE Bulletin reported on the post-drought recovery at the Queanbeyan Nature Reserve and at the Poplars private land across the road of several of Australia’s most endangered species including the Grassland Earless Dragon. The 2014 survey by NSW Environment and Heritage is complete and the good news is that

Monaro Labor: support for Greater Gliders


Nationals’-led forestry portfolio in charge, EPA ‘toothless tiger’? LABOR CANDIDATE FOR Monaro Bryce Wilson has expressed his support for the Friends of Mongarlowe River's efforts to stop old-growth native-forest logging next to the historic Corn Trail east of Braidwood. Locals with ecological expertise fear the logging will kill endangered Greater Gliders, and