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Bushfire response: aid for local wildlife clinic


SOUTHERN CROSS WILDLIFE Hospital outside Braidwood received much-needed state government assistance to expand facilities following the recent bushfires. Here Dr Howard Ralph, the hospital’s veterinarian, outlines the help received from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and what that means for our local wildlife patients. He writes: “As part of the

260 new lots for Bungendore approved


Tralee to expand. Issues: water, greenspace, housing affordability, noise, net zero emissions APRIL 13 and 27 meetings of council saw the approval of two major housing developments in the local government area, reflecting Australia’s ongoing growing population and housing pressures. Council also decided unanimously to raise rates by 2.5% in the next

Recreation, tourism and urban greening priorities


THE COUNCIL MEETING of 23 March was interesting insofar as it demonstrated again how deeply engaged people are with leisure/lifestyle activities in their residential areas, while simultaneously aspiring to the maximum pristine, healthy and beautiful environment. Several members of the public took the time to show up and speak in favour

Queanbeyan–Palerang Council first three months


But first a NEWSFLASH from Bulletin editorial desk: A rail trail from Bungendore to Captains Flat on the old railway line between the two towns gained in-principle support from Queanbeyan–Palerang Regional Council at its 23 March meeting. This was a major breakthrough for the regional residents who have worked on

Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide continues on Canberra


AT THE START of April the Royal Commission focuses on defence culture and tardy claims processing that affects veterans’ mental health. The Commission Chair Nick Kaldas said the inquiry has heard lengthy claims processes have contributed to a significant decline in ex-service members’ mental health. “These issues must be addressed as soon

The truth does matter, whew!


We know politicians lie — but do we care? CLAIMS PRIME MINISTER Scott Morrison is a liar have been piling up. From French President Emmanuel Macron, to former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and most recently, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, there have been high profile accusations Morrison has not been truthful. Some media

Climate change, biodiversity loss threat to food production: pathways to on-ground change


IN 2022 WHAT is sustainability for Australian agriculture, food and fibre production? The question: can we feed ourselves and not destroy the earth? takes into account climate, biodiversity and long-standing land-management practices on this continent and across the planet. The question guides the 2022 Fenner Conference — Making Australian agriculture sustainable —

‘New broom’ sweeps in with Eurobodalla local councillors


A vote for change from outdated policies, often decided by council general managers, and better community representation, swept through a number of nearby regional councils in the December election — as we reported for Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC). [LINK] More women representatives were elected and a wish for more