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Care for the Earth, respect the land — timeless message

Gulaga-gathering-Feb2020

IN A HISTORIC assembly coinciding with recent extreme climate events, Aborigines from the Yuin Nation came to Tilba at the foot of Gulaga mountain to take part in a Bunaan or dance corroboree. They came from all over NSW and Victoria to strengthen their ties with their culture and traditions, and

Volunteer fire fighters’ now face paper blizzard

firefighters-battle-paperwork-Feb2020

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

Promises, promises

classroom young children

BEREJIKLIAN-BARILARO SCHOOLS BACKLOG IN MONARO BEFORE THE MARCH 2019 state election, the National Party Member for Monaro John Barilaro was everywhere promising everyone funding — to the extent that this publication and others dubbed him ‘Porkbarrel-aro’ Now the NSW Labor Opposition has unveiled the extent to which promises for schools in particular

Braidwood’s river drying up, water restrictions tighten

BRAIDWOOD MAY NEED to rely on water from Canberra being trucked in as the historic town’s own water source, the Shoalhaven River, continues to dry up. A report to QPRC’s final meeting for 2019 (18 December) says discussions are underway between the council and Icon Water (Canberra’s water supply agency) to

Cowra Council responds to public upset on kangaroo plan

roo-feeding-Dec2019

ALERTED BY ANIMAL Liberation NSW, members of the public have contacted Cowra councillors protesting council’s decision to proceed with a plan to cull 30 of an estimated 300 kangaroos in the Cowra Peace Precinct area. As severe drought and fires hit eastern Australia, wildlife has been forced closer to settlements seeking

Footnote to QPRC stance on planning for weather

Tallagandra-fire-RFS-film-footage

“Water pipes burned and water quality assessed...” AS THE DISTRICT Bulletin published a review of QPRC’s (lack of) transparent forward planning with climate change risks in mind, a major fire broke out in the Tallaganda National Park, burning 31 thousand hectares by 6 December and ongoing as this was posted. While

Wildlife Rescue Tallaganda

wallaby-bushfire-victim-Braidwood-Dec2019

THIS WALLABY WAS rescued by Native Animal Rescue Group (NARG 02 4846 1900) on the Braidwood side of the bushfire and transported by Wildcare (02 6299 1966). The North Black Range bushfire has burn more than 27,000 hectares and it has taken a significant toll on the wildlife living within the

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