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Progress needed on Floodplain Harvesting

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A PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE has detailed a number of ways to reform floodplain harvesting in NSW. NSW Farmers President James Jackson said even small steps towards evidence-based regulation of floodplain harvesting were better than the uncertainty surrounding the issue at present. “We advocate for the fair and equitable sharing of our valuable water

Nationals raise concern over Electric Vehicles: “We don’t have long enough extension cords”

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THE NATIONAL PARTY has raised concerns about the introduction of electric vehicles onto Australia’s roads, saying they didn’t think there would be an extension cord long enough to allow for long-distance driving in regional Australia.  Part-time Nationals Senator and full-time culture warrior, Matt Canavan, struck out at electric vehicle technology this

Sharing our land

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IN MEMORIUM THIS WINTER REALLY knocked the old ones. A relentlessly wet and cold winter in the range country surrounding the national capital. We hadn’t experienced weather like this in a decade. Most recently we were battling drought and then fires as elsewhere in Eastern Australia. We share the land here with

‘It’s almost like grooming’: How anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists and the far-right came together over COVID

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SCENES OF PROTESTORS clad in hi-viz jackets and shouting anti-vaccination slogans have dominated the news recently. As ABC News reported: “Some of those gathered held a banner reading ‘freedo’, while others sang the national anthem and chanted ‘f*** the jab’.” Some attacked union offices, drawing criticism from officials such as Australian Council of Trade

Nature Matters

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ONE OF THE last, and perhaps most controversial actions of the Eurobodalla Shire Council before it goes into caretaker mode, [related to council elections in early December] was the adoption of a zoning plan made by a previous council decades ago. This old plan advocates the destruction of a large area of Dalmeny bushland for housing

Relentless shooting and cruelty

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Preparing to testify at a NSW enquiry into the welfare and health of the state's kangaroos, Diane Smith and Greg Keightley again experienced first-hand the barbaric impacts of the Australian commercial kangaroo industry for skins and petfood or, in parallel, just for wildlife destruction — supported by various rural landholders and

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