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Virtual Kangaroo Hordes, questions asked …

... of NSW Department of Primary Industries and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service — still awaiting answers What measures do you at National Parks (NP) as the state guardians of the wildlife/protected native species employ to: Determine actual need to shoot kangaroos. What needs to be specified and what species are targeted? Can

Virtual kangaroo hordes

Virtual-kangaroo-hordes-feature-image-Shutterstock

How do they get those numbers? “  This could be the greatest wildlife swindle in scientific history…  In 2011, I reviewed government data finding that kangaroos are in serious long-term decline in New South Wales. I submitted exhaustive scientific evidence detailing critical errors in government population surveys; flaws in the harvest

Why do we let them do it?

environment policy september 2018

Tail wags the policy dog on environment THE “DERANGED CIRCUS of wreckers” and climate change deniers in federal politics described by the Guardian’s Katherine Murphy after Turnbull was booted out, and the reactionary wreckers of native species and ecosystems that we endure in NSW from the National Party and their Liberal

War on wildlife ramps up in NSW

war on wildlife

WHAT IS  IT with killing kangaroos to pay for the misfortunes of Australian graziers and croppers? My colleague suggests it is a control thing, as in ‘can’t control the weather and drought but can control something larger and more visible than weeds’. That something, being a native grazer, has the impertinence

Us and Them — the End Game?

us and them

ABOVE: from a hunting website in Queensland a year ago. As in Queensland, the NSW government is actively calling for 'volunteers'  to shoot the wildlife – "to help the farmers" they say. Apart from basic ethical and usefulness issues, in both states there is no evidence of oversight on capacity

Trump, Brexit — have we heard the lessons?

Trump Brexit lessons

As more people in the public squares openly question the globalised, neo-liberal political economy we have inhabited for 30 years, it’s a good time to ask what we in Australia can learn from the head-whirling changes that have struck the western democracies of the US and the UK.  What went

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