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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

National Party: hold over water, land and wildlife

NSW National Party checklist

What have they done? By Maria Taylor. A WILDLIFE TRAGEDY and regional community water debacle with huge fish kills in a depleted river system, the Barwon–Darling, in recent weeks has shone the spotlight squarely on the NSW National Party. Few people realise the extent of the party’s decision-making power over public resources

Progressive politics and a new deal

climate policy abandoned

AS WE COME to the end of The District Bulletin’s first year of transformation into a great-looking website — focusing on environment, the natural world and sustainable living; as well as regional life and politics; culture, wellness and science; plus great reporting from ‘around the web’ — I have been

Stadium fight heats up

Bryce Wilson and Michael Daley Queanbeyan

NEW NSW OPPOSITION leader Michael Daley wasted no time before visiting the regions and stopped in Queanbeyan on a stormy Wednesday at the end of November. He was accompanied by Monaro Labor candidate Bryce Wilson. The Labor mood was equally stormy — targeted at the Berejiklian-Barilaro Government’s plans to knock down

Caring

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Maria Taylor visits two local heros of animal medicine and welfare in south-east NSW in this excerpt from her forthcoming book. THERE ARE A lot of kangaroos in my neighourhood on the fringes of the national capital. The countryside is rural residential — a mix of hobby-block farming, people who feed

Counting Virtual Kangaroos, 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

Counting virtual kangaroos

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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

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