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Self-obsessed government skips Eden-Monaro drought relief

Eden-Monaro community grants

IN RECENT DAYS the Liberal/National Government announced an extension of the Drought Communities Program which has seen 60 councils identified as eligible for $1 million in support for local infrastructure projects and drought-relief activities. There are six councils within the boundaries of Eden-Monaro which take up 42 thousand square kilometers of

Therapy with horses staged in Carwoola

equine therapy Tracey Durr of Carwoola

Amazing results The Bulletin’s roving reporter Crystal Bevan has followed her visit with the Pegasus riding program for disabled children with a look at a local business applying the equally interesting concept of equine therapy. She finds there are a range of mental health and personal growth issues experienced by people,

No end to drier, warmer conditions

capital region drought august 2018

Australia continues to set unwelcome records on the weather front, as do other parts of the world such as fire-beset California. Like Queensland, most of NSW is enduring drought, prompting a new round of government assistance announced in July. This includes casting blame on native wildlife and easing shooting regulations as if that will

The Turnbull government is all but finished

MaolcolmTurnbull by AAP Mick Tsikas

and the Liberals will now need to work out who they are. A RELATIONSHIP OF mutual convenience between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the federal Liberal Party is drawing to a close. Each used the other for practical purposes. Turnbull used the Liberal Party as his vehicle to enter parliamentary politics and

QPRC balks at fees to local government peak body

QPRC balks at NSW local government fees

IN A PERPLEXING move, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) has recently voted to withhold its membership fees for the state’s peak local government body and a major advocate for councils – Local Government (LG) NSW. The decision was made at the July ordinary meeting of council. It appears to have been prompted

Labor says GO! to faster Canberra/Sydney train

faster sydney canberra train commitment

NSW LABOR AND the ACT Government have joined forces to commit $10 million to develop a business case for faster rail services between Sydney and Canberra. Opposition leader Luke Foley made the announcement at Queanbeyan Station alongside Australian Capital Territory Labor Chief Minister Andrew Barr, who is matching NSW Labor’s dollar

Eden-Monaro: Federal Budget 2018 black holes


Veterans, home care, hospitals, schools, TAFE cuts. By Mike Kelly, Federal Member for Eden-Monaro. UNFORTUNATELY, THIS YEAR’S Federal Budget has failed to address many of the issues that are of real concern in our community – it’s a budget that has forgotten that everyone, no matter where they come from or what