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Local poll delayed is democracy denied — petition to Parliament

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IN THE EARLY months of 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic gathered momentum, it was a reasonable response for the NSW Electoral Commission to postpone local government elections scheduled for September. Their aim was to protect voters, Electoral Commission staff and the candidates. As the months passed however, and we began to

MEMBER FOR EDEN-MONARO SUPPORTS STRONG NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT LAWS —

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Against Morrison government EPBC changes, urges letters to Minister Sussan Ley Dear resident of Eden-Monaro, Thank you for contacting me to raise your concerns about the Morrison Government’s amendments to Australia’s environment law — the EPBC Act. Labor continues to oppose the Morrison Government’s environment bill, which will harm Australia’s natural environment and

Climate change connection noted

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7 People Die in West Coast [US] Wildfires. Strong winds were likely to continue to propel the extraordinary number of fires burning in California, Oregon and Washington. The death toll rises as wildfires spread at an astonishing rate. At least seven people were pronounced dead in wildfires in Washington, Oregon and California on

DID Eden-Monaro Voters send a message? Part II

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THE BULLETIN is not the only commentator noticing that voters were sending a message with the recent Eden-Monaro by-election that ended with a close finish for Labor’s Kristy McBain on preferences. An Inside Story analysis by reporter Tim Colebatch, previously an economics editor for Fairfax, delves into the preference flow that

Eden-Monaro election — climate emergency who will help us?

Kotvojs just quotes Coalition stats. Renewables will mean jobs. I NEARLY CHOKED on my weeties when I read Liberal candidate Fiona Kotvojs claim that  “the Government’s (climate change) strategy is working, as Australia’s emissions are falling”. Selectively quoting from the latest update of Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Kotvojs claims “Last year,

Goodbye Big Fella

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Yes, I’m angry. And sad. Sad and disgusted that the politicians and bureaucrats of our national capital Canberra, treat our national emblem, the Kangaroo, (Skippy to fans around the world), like rubbish — to be killed and buried. THE LACK of respect in Australia for our unique wildlife, shown by official

GetUp! outs Morrison Govt for pro coal anti-biodiversity tricks during COVID-19

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Morrison is letting the fossil fuel lobby pull the strings during coronavirus. HE’S GIVEN THEM a direct line to his office — it’s called the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC). Led by former mining CEO Neville Power and riddled with fossil fuel lobbyists1, this unelected group operates completely outside our democratic

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