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QPRC persists with mystery zoning change Bywong, Wamboin

WHY?  THAT QUESTION from the rural residential community hovers over Council’s decision at its May general meeting to spend another $50,000 of taxpayers’ funds for a planning proposal to split the zoning in Wamboin and Bywong based broadly on topography, i.e. on what occurs naturally on the ground, either remnant

Marvellous macropods

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Excerpt from a forthcoming book by Maria Taylor on Australia’s uneasy and deadly history since settlement with its native wildlife. Can we replace disrespect and removal with understanding and appreciation? CAPTION ABOVE:  Family of Red Kangaroo, Macropus rufus, on pasture. © Vladislav Jirousek, Dreamstime. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Celebrating resilience, athleticism and efficiency … and ecosystem

HELP! Fake news on leaders may sway undecided voters

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THIS ELECTION editorial comment. The other night we were minding our own business, watching a film on SBS when the peace was shattered by an advertisement on behalf of the Liberal Party, screaming “Tax” joined to the word Labor. Featured, along with images of nice looking but apparently clueless Australian voters,

Well hello re-elected NSW Coalition government

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IT’S TIME TO pick up from the shock of the NSW election results — and face some new shocks that didn’t take long. First, it was no secret that we here at the Bulletin were offering good reasons, particularly regarding environmental and sustainability matters, for a change from the Coalition

Young people go to town for better climate policies

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Revealed: recent NSW policy was ‘no policy’ IGNORING THE SOUR faces and disapproving words of the NSW Liberal Premier, and the federal Liberal Minister for Education, some 2,300 regional students together with family members and supporters marched in central Canberra last Friday. One teenager after another gave a rousing speech about

What will they privatise next?

INCUMBENT MEMBER FOR Monaro and state National Party Leader, John Barilaro, has been dropping large bundles of cash around the electorate in a pork-barrel strategy leading up to the March 23 election. But it’s worth remembering where the dollars come from — the sale of NSW assets during the rule

Fossil-fuel chickens coming home to roost

WITH FIRES BURNING up the Tasmanian World Heritage highlands; ‘one-in-a- hundred-year’ rainfall stubbornly sticking to Townsville causing widespread flooding to homes, nearby dying reefs; unprecedented heat-waves in parts of south-eastern Australia — including right here in the capital region — the Darling River vomiting dead fish; and farmers everywhere more

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