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The Nationals – kill this, save that, log River Red Gums, clear natives, now jobs good, formerly cut them…

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NSW AGRICULTURE MINISTER, Marshal, published a regulation encouraging landowners to regard deer as feral animals, with potential to destroy habitat and impede farming/stocking practices on private land. This regulation was introduced courtesy the Game and Feral Animal Control Act. As adorable as deer (Bambi) images may be there appears little ministerial reservation

How it really is, from a GetUp volunteer

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I DON’T NORMALLY write these emails, but last Saturday, Scott Morrison came after me — after all of us. My name is Vanita. I’m 56. I migrated to Australia almost forty years ago, and I work three jobs in Western Sydney. Perhaps you saw it in the papers — in a public speech

Letter: Monaro’s Barilaro grapples with Murray-Darling

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STRUTTING HIS STUFF lest he suffer relevance deprivation, Deputy Premier, Barilaro, despite not attending the Murray-Darling Basin Plan Ministerial Council, decided the plan was “untenable”. Years into the “plan”, in his second term, a Damascene moment of enlightenment suddenly revealed to him (and presumably his government) that NSW is in the

‘Pests’ that regenerate the land

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WE HAVE 70 or so kangaroos feeding on 27 hectares of which around 10 hectares is cleared. We have poor soil quality and they STILL can’t keep up with the grass. We also hand cut grass daily for our smaller joeys in care from the same land. Long green grass, untouched. Bloody

People power: GetUp after the shock

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WE TOOK ON Tony Abbott and we took on Peter Dutton, because it was the right thing to do. Because of powerful campaigning by GetUp members, Tony Abbott is no longer in our Parliament. The 12.7% swing against him is a rejection of his climate-wrecking and divisive politics. Peter Dutton only

Kangaroo cull: an insult to public’s intelligence

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THIS YEAR THE ACT government intends to cull more kangaroos than ever before. Previously the ACT government would have softened the community up with propaganda and misinformation, but not this time. The shock and awe will start immediately! The same old, unconvincing, excuses are trotted out, as if the general public’s

Sanctuaries also need drought support

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RECENTLY, OUR LOCAL Eurobodalla Shire Council hosted ‘Raindance’ to raise funds to be distributed to those affected by drought, with local farmers being the priority. It is understood something like $44,000 was raised at these events which were held simultaneously in Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma. Most of the money went

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