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Feeding the Chooks

AS NINE NETWORK was hosting a $10,000 a head fundraiser for the Liberal Party at its headquarters last night, Nine and News Corp newspapers were putting the finishing touches on their upbeat coverage of the Government’s impending economic news. RELATED ARTICLE: • Nine Entertainment CEO says hosting Liberal fundraiser at studio was

PM talks changes for APS

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THE PRIME MINISTER has outlined his future ambition for the Australian Public Service (APS) ahead of the Thodey review of the APS expected in the coming weeks. Scott Morrison emphasised six key components in an address to the Institute of Public Administration in Canberra on the 19 August, which he hopes

Freedom of Speech, issue campaigning under attack

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GET-UP also in crosshairs of Liberals, Nationals GetUp is already subject to the same type of regulation as a political party. By challenging its links to left-wing parties, though, the Coalition is seeking to strip away its claim of independence. Yes, GetUp fights for progressive causes, but it is not a political

Land clearing up 300% in NSW

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Government looking the other way, this affects everyone THE NATIONALS AND Liberals in NSW have been presiding over a dramatic increase in land clearing, leading to biodiversity loss, dust storms and impoverished soils. Add to that the negative effect on containing greenhouse gas emissions. New figures released by the Office of Environment

1080 poison kills guard dogs

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LETHAL AND INHUMANE control of inconvenient wildlife (and its by-catch) is rife in Australia and regionally through government-sponsored campaigns that some people apply even in rural residential areas. 1080 is banned around the world except for a handful of countries and Australia and New Zealand top the list of users

Maths hard and boring? Not this way!

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Bungendore School a winner MATHEMATICS IS A subject that has been getting unfairly treated, says Brent Hughes, former teacher and Teacher Educator for Matific maths education program. Despite what you might often hear, (or thought yourself) — maths is not boring, maths is not hard — is the program’s message. Matific is

Controversial Queanbeyan Bypass road: contractors left high and dry

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“CANBERRA AND QUEANBEYAN tradespeople say the $86 million Ellerton Drive extension has been mismanaged, after a sub-contractor spiralled into voluntary administration and left 21 local businesses nearly $395,000 out-of-pocket”, reports The Canberra Times. The debt includes almost half a million dollars owed to the Australian Taxation office. “Civil Bridge and Wharf,

Canberra: UK tourist views, Kangaroo culling

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JENNY ELLIOT is a UK resident who has held peaceful vigils outside the Australian Embassy in London, hoping to educate prospective tourists about Australia’s culling of our kangaroos. She recently visited Canberra again (seen above, pictured by Crystal Bevan) to raise her voice against the kangaroo culling happening in the ACT

Barilaro, National Party representative, at work

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Chop down the River Red Gums, destroy that park! NEWS BROKE MID-JULY that the National Party Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, is proposing legislation to destroy the Murray Valley National Park, and recommence logging to benefit some members of a community that received $97 million from taxpayers in compensation. Sparks were

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