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Surprise! NSW embraces renewables big time


“How Australia’s State energy ministers are turning the tables on Angus Taylor” is the promising headline of a Guardian Australia story by Simon Holmes à Court. It outlines the positive renewables revolution in NSW that has quietly gathered speed since 2018 and a new environment/energy minister. Here’s a few sentences and

Renewables confidence rises as solar boom shows no sign of fading

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By Peter Hannam, The Sydney Morning Herald. INVESTOR CONFIDENCE in clean energy is rising strongly, led by interest in NSW’s new renewables zones, while the boom in solar rooftop installations shows little sign of tapering. The latest semi-annual survey of renewable energy generators and storage firms by the Clean Energy Council showed

Photographs and drone footage capture the grim reality


Cobargo area bushfire survivors. — Burnt out — The smoke has lifted and exhaustion has set in. Still without water or heating, some bushfire survivors are struggling through a bitter winter. By Stephanie March and Sashka Koloff with photography by Harriet Tatham — ABC News, 7 July 2020 — VIEW FULL CONTENT

If you want a better deal, change your vote


Eden-Monaro election: an independent view. by Geoff Davies IF YOU VOTE the same you’ll get the same. Don’t expect much to change if the old parties stay in power. The Coalition is good at promising but not so good at delivering. That’s because they don’t really believe in government services, they think

$1M wildlife-carer fund rorted by NSW Government:

80% redirected to other programs — 20% paid to wildlife carers. THE NSW LABOR Opposition has disclosed that in May the state government’s much-hyped million dollar fund for wildlife carers in bushfire-affected regions was rorted by the government itself, with only 22 percent of the money being paid to wildlife carers. At

Fed casual workers offered paid leave


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

QPRC bushfire report stumbles on political grounds, ignores climate change effect on drought and fire. STORIES FROM FIREGROUND SOUGHT BY 17 APRIL.


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 Council: face-to-face service closures, online access instead


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.