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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

ACT–NSW cross-border urbanisation, public meeting 24 Feb

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YASS VALLEY LANDOWNERS near the ACT–NSW border are caught in planning discussion and decisions between the NSW Government, and the Yass Valley Council (YVC). The NSW government wants urban development along the border (see South East and Tablelands Regional Plan) but the YVC policy (see Yass Valley Settlement Strategy) is to

Nationals and brumbies

I REFER TO the recent article on land, water and forest mismanagement in NSW. Another important example of the damage being done to the natural environment in NSW by the National Party and their in principle opposition to National Parks is the Wild Horse Heritage Bill presented to the House

GetUp surveys members top priorities for political action, surprise?

GetUp 2019 priorities

2019 election — The survey results. The issues we most want to fight for this election are: Pushing for urgent action to address climate change and stopping Adani digging their Carmichael mine. Supercharging the transition to renewable energies like solar and wind. Securing an immediate evacuation to safety of all the refugees and people

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