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DID Eden-Monaro Voters send a message? Part II

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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

Goodbye Big Fella

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Yes, I’m angry. And sad. Sad and disgusted that the politicians and bureaucrats of our national capital Canberra, treat our national emblem, the Kangaroo, (Skippy to fans around the world), like rubbish — to be killed and buried. THE LACK of respect in Australia for our unique wildlife, shown by official

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

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