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From Kristy’s Desk


WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. Let’s drop the tribalism in response to last summer’s disasters “WE’RE ALL IN this together” — it’s become the catch cry and familiar tune to the global pandemic. People from Eden-Monaro and beyond have heard the call, acting for the collective good, something that is now paying

When words fail us


POLITICS HAS BECOME so bad in places, so over-the-top in behaviour that appears consequence-free, even when badged corrupt or immoral, that it gets beyond us.  Earnest reporting and social media commentary can’t keep up. It’s too depressing. But a remedy has appeared. Bring on the satirists. Consider Koalagate. It featured a

Bungendore growing pains: residents challenge tree clearing, non-transparent council dealings on development


A NUMBER OF decisions made by Palerang Council pre-amalgamation are now on the implementation radar of Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC). These have their origin in the projected rapid resident and business growth of Bungendore. Visitors have for some time seen empty business premises at the Kings Highway entrance to Bungendore

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