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In this season of peace and goodwill: meet the macropods and our region’s champion healers


In the following excerpt from Maria Taylor's new book INJUSTICE hidden in plain sight... Australia's national icon is restored to its rightful place amongst the country's remarkable, unique animals. And we meet two medical champions who fix broken bodies of wombats, kangaroos and wallabies, turtles, reptiles and birds of many kinds — bringing expert

Sharing our land


IN MEMORIUM THIS WINTER REALLY knocked the old ones. A relentlessly wet and cold winter in the range country surrounding the national capital. We hadn’t experienced weather like this in a decade. Most recently we were battling drought and then fires as elsewhere in Eastern Australia. We share the land here with

How Canberra tells you what to think


EVERY MAY MOTHER’S DAY or thereabouts, Canberra politicians, Labor, Green and Liberal, spoil the season by giving thumbs up to what they like to portray as an unremarkable slaughter of our national emblem in the nation’s capital. On public nature reserves, this involves shooting kangaroo families — mums and males —

Donation details

FROM EDITOR Maria Taylor —We are going solo and direct with donations to The Bulletin. This comes after a very disappointing experience with Paypal as intermediary — a headache possibly experienced by other small business in Australia recently. Too many robots and automated responses, not enough human contact for issue discussion. Thank

When words fail us


POLITICS HAS BECOME so bad in places, so over-the-top in behaviour that appears consequence-free, even when badged corrupt or immoral, that it gets beyond us.  Earnest reporting and social media commentary can’t keep up. It’s too depressing. But a remedy has appeared. Bring on the satirists. Consider Koalagate. It featured a

COMPLAINT: Is QBN FM just a mouthpiece for NSW farmers?


Hi Folks, I WAS VERY concerned to hear a news broadcast [15 Sept 2020] by your syndicated Rural Communications Network relevant to the political stoush brought about by the National Party on expanded safeguards for koala habitat on private property. These are trying to help safeguard the koala which I am

DID Eden-Monaro Voters send a message? Part II


THE BULLETIN is not the only commentator noticing that voters were sending a message with the recent Eden-Monaro by-election that ended with a close finish for Labor’s Kristy McBain on preferences. An Inside Story analysis by reporter Tim Colebatch, previously an economics editor for Fairfax, delves into the preference flow that