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

ACT-NSW-cross-border-urbanisation-CARTOON

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

climate policy abandoned

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?

hunfest-blights-south-coas

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

Country living advice from Wildcare

Tawny Frogmouth rescue Wildcare

MANY READERS WILL be aware that ‘the magic towel’ has been mentioned before. Carrying a towel in the boot of the car is not only useful for cleaning your hands, but also quite useful for first aid. A towel can be part of your tool kit to rescue small native animals

Why do we let them do it?

environment policy september 2018

Tail wags the policy dog on environment THE “DERANGED CIRCUS of wreckers” and climate change deniers in federal politics described by the Guardian’s Katherine Murphy after Turnbull was booted out, and the reactionary wreckers of native species and ecosystems that we endure in NSW from the National Party and their Liberal

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