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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

Colonial mindset on kangaroos: land and tourism’s loss

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Comment on "Kangaroo killing for farmers: Counterpoint" AS AN INDIGENOUS Woman, an Initiated Teacher I’m sickened and appalled at the level of unsustainable farming fuelled by greedy Colonialism engulfing Country. Farming is a gift not a right and we Indigenous People farmed for thousands of years co-existing with The Dreaming of Country

Country living advice from Wildcare

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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?

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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

War on wildlife ramps up in NSW

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WHAT IS  IT with killing kangaroos to pay for the misfortunes of Australian graziers and croppers? My colleague suggests it is a control thing, as in ‘can’t control the weather and drought but can control something larger and more visible than weeds’. That something, being a native grazer, has the impertinence

Kangaroo killing for farmers: Counterpoint

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DURING A TWO-YEAR period when my partner and I managed a large cattle station in northern SA, we experienced the extreme stress of prolonged hot and dry conditions. It is an experience I will never forget, and it continually informs my work as an ecologist. The recent announcement to help farmers

Greyhound racing: NSW Coalition latest bid for votes?

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IN ANOTHER POLICY backflip, the NSW Liberal-National government is tossing $500,000 of public funding towards a major greyhound racing event dubbed the ‘Million Dollar Chase’. While political backflips by the NSW government have become commonplace in the run up to the March 2019 state election, this latest announcement is surely among

Canberra cull 2018: early end and damned lies

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THE ACT GOVERNMENT has claimed that it has killed 3,200 kangaroos across ACT reserves in one of its largest annual kangaroo massacres ever. Opponents of the slaughter claim the government is lying – again. Spokesperson for the Animal Protectors Alliance, Robyn Soxsmith explains. “It would be nice to think Canberra was

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