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Well hello re-elected NSW Coalition government

NSW coalition elected 2019

IT’S TIME TO pick up from the shock of the NSW election results — and face some new shocks that didn’t take long. First, it was no secret that we here at the Bulletin were offering good reasons, particularly regarding environmental and sustainability matters, for a change from the Coalition

Young people call Budget a nightmare

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More money for Cairns road than for climate action THE FEDERAL BUDGET handed down [recently] is an absolute nightmare for young people and our climate. Scott Morrison’s government has given us a budget that sets more money aside for a ring road in Cairns than for dealing with climate change —

Sanctuaries also need drought support

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RECENTLY, OUR LOCAL Eurobodalla Shire Council hosted ‘Raindance’ to raise funds to be distributed to those affected by drought, with local farmers being the priority. It is understood something like $44,000 was raised at these events which were held simultaneously in Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma. Most of the money went

ACT–NSW cross-border urbanisation, public meeting 24 Feb

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YASS VALLEY LANDOWNERS near the ACT–NSW border are caught in planning discussion and decisions between the NSW Government, and the Yass Valley Council (YVC). The NSW government wants urban development along the border (see South East and Tablelands Regional Plan) but the YVC policy (see Yass Valley Settlement Strategy) is to

Nationals and brumbies

I REFER TO the recent article on land, water and forest mismanagement in NSW. Another important example of the damage being done to the natural environment in NSW by the National Party and their in principle opposition to National Parks is the Wild Horse Heritage Bill presented to the House

GetUp surveys members top priorities for political action, surprise?

GetUp 2019 priorities

2019 election — The survey results. The issues we most want to fight for this election are: Pushing for urgent action to address climate change and stopping Adani digging their Carmichael mine. Supercharging the transition to renewable energies like solar and wind. Securing an immediate evacuation to safety of all the refugees and people

Progressive politics and a new deal

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AS WE COME to the end of The District Bulletin’s first year of transformation into a great-looking website — focusing on environment, the natural world and sustainable living; as well as regional life and politics; culture, wellness and science; plus great reporting from ‘around the web’ — I have been

Letter from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition

AYCC protest Labor Conference 2018

Dateline: Adelaide 2018 Labor Conference OVER THE PAST few days, relentless young people have been out in force at the Labor Party’s National Conference putting climate action and stopping Adani front and centre on the political agenda. And boy, did we we achieve our goals — I am so bloody proud. On Sunday,

Hunting like a Teddy Bear’s Picnic?

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HuntFest: undemocratic Eurobodalla history THE EUROBODALLA SHIRE Council has ignored or trivialised community attitudes towards the leasing of land in the heart of Narooma to the local Shooters Club  for the purpose of a HuntFest. There was very little initial publicity and people who were alarmed by the decision in 2012 to

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