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by Maria Taylor The ACT government’s nature reserve director and advising ecologist have again demonstrated their low regard for the intelligence of the ACT public when it comes to their lethal kangaroo management approach. This may appear justified in an arena of misinformation and scientifically debatable ‘facts’ accepted by the ACT mainstream

Is animal cruelty at rodeos standard practice?

Dear Editor: I was recently in Queanbeyan, staying with some friends, and I attended the Queanbeyan rodeo, just to see what it was like. I am from a rural background, though I have lived in cities most of my life. When I was growing up, Australian country folk regarded rodeos as a

Local member goes to bat for ‘property rights’ – But zones may be over-ridden by new state policy anyway

by Maria Taylor Bungendore, 8 June  2013. In an unusual move for a state representative, Member for Monaro John Barilaro has involved himself with the Palerang draft local environment plan on behalf of ‘property rights’. In May he circulated a survey asking landholders in rural residential or rural areas whether they were satisfied