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NATS, BARILARO, seek to DELIVER DESTRUCTIVE WATER POLICY

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RECENTLY, the NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro, the National Party politician representing Monaro, again threw himself into the media spotlight. Two notable pronouncements in quick succession. Barilaro’s behaviour in the second case, jaw-dropping tantrums, quickly overshadowed the earlier story with wide-spread media coverage. But the first story should not be

Mother Nature fights back, round two

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GOVERNMENTS AROUND THE world must urgently recognise the role of human behaviour, human populations and their development practices as the world faces pandemic disease like COVID-19. That’s the conclusion of an overdue research focus on the ground-level drivers of novel diseases besetting the globe. The latest coronavirus disease started as a

In this time of economic and medical uncertainty

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WHERE TO START? the COVID-19 crisis that now engulfs us is a stark communication and policy gauntlet slapping our current systems of government and our economic way of life. No less. It has hit us marked by the early denial by governments worldwide about cause and threat. That echoes the response

Do we have an existential crisis facing our country?

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A COUPLE OF urgent and insightful articles following our bushfire summer are worth sharing here today. I should preface with the comment that the articles come from The Guardian with thanks for their persistence in reporting on the greatest national crises of our times: (no they are not what Barnaby and

NSW Nationals and Barilaro again vandalise nature for votes

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NATIONALS MEMBER FOR Monaro and Deputy Premier John Barilaro has enjoyed more headlines with ideas about destroying the state’s environment — seemingly again pitching to the most rear-guard of rural voters. The latest idea, to rip up the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, follows actions like declaring open season on the state’s kangaroos

Mothers march for climate action

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I AND FAMILY members joined the student strike on 20 September. I wore a tee-shirt, left over from the NSW state campaign, that said Mothers for Environment, Wildlife, Climate Action!  It got a lot of smiles. The 15,000-strong crowd, including many mothers, that marched and chanted through central Canberra on that

March for the planet: who is with it and who is missing?

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20 at noon in Canberra, will you join? While the Morrison government and the federal Opposition fiddle and the eastern states burn, stressing firefighters to the max, citizens across the country will be marching to voice their demand for action on climate change. This time, the Australian participation in

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