PAINSTAKING WORK TO remove the scorched rubble from the main street of Cobargo is expected to begin, as the Federal Government gives more details about how the $2-billion National Bushfire Recovery Fund is being spent. The tiny New South Wales South Coast town became one of the worst affected communities by
THE RECENT BUSHFIRES in eastern Australia have had an apocalyptic impact on the natural environment and wildlife, as the whole world now knows. What most Australians and overseas wildlife friends don’t know is some of the troubling response by state authorities. The NSW government has devised a plan called The Wildlife
WHILE WORK-FROM-home remains preferred, the Australian Public Service Commission has extended paid leave to more than 8,000 casual employees who may be forced to miss work because of coronavirus impacts. CAPTION: The APSC has announced offering paid leave to casual workers who need to self-isolate or have contracted coronavirus. But contractors
YEARS OF DROUGHT in NSW causing water shortages, fires igniting in inaccessible country and the overwhelming scale of recent bushfires all contributed to the toll on people and nature in the Queanbeyan-Palerang local government area (QPRC). This is the assessment of a submission QPRC staff prepared for the NSW government’s bushfire
QUEANBEYAN-PALERANG REGIONAL Council has confirmed the closure of a number of non-essential facilities and a restriction of some services to assist in minimising the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Acting on the direction of appropriate authorities including the Federal and State governments, a number of Council facilities have been closed since Monday.
MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud addressed rural businesses with the Federal Government’s economic stimulus package, with an emphasis on traditional enterprises: agriculture, fisheries and forestry, according to the government’s media release. $1 billion in community fund to support rural industries impacted by coronavirus “$1 billion will be directed to
Story and photos by Jacob Howard, District Bulletin intern GLEBE PARK WAS teaming with activists. Infants to elderly, they had come together for the Climate Crisis National Day of Action (22 Feb) where they were just begging for change. This assembly was hosted by Canberra’s primary climate change advocacy groups and
ON ABC’s Q and A television program on the night of 3 February we heard a popular community volunteer from Bermagui tell Australia that she did not think 10% of volunteer firefighters would put themselves through the paperwork and bureaucratic hoops surrounding government reimbursement to volunteer firefighters. At issue is the