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People power GetUp: on the 2021 budget


Want our summary of the 2021 Budget but only have a few minutes? Here’s our video explaining the big takeaways from this year's Budget to watch and share! After months of political turmoil, mass mobilisations against misogyny, botched vaccine rollouts, and election rumours, there was a lot riding on last night's Budget. So

100 days since Bushfire Royal Commission, where’s the plan?


LAST WEEK MARKED 100 days since the Bushfire Royal Commission handed down its recommendations, and unfortunately bushfire-affected communities are still waiting for an implementation plan from the Federal Government. Along with Senator Murray Watt, Shadow Minister for Disaster and Emergency Management, I note the following.  The 2019–2020 Black Summer bushfires killed at

Peta Credlin: The ABC is “pretending to be journalism”


Sky News commentator Peta Credlin just accused the ABC of “pretending to be journalism”.1 SHE BLAMED THE ABC’s reporting on “climate change” and “systemic racism” as the reason people are losing trust in traditional news sources. But, it’s a deliberate attempt to distract the public from the real issue... Our media is increasingly controlled by

Local poll delayed is democracy denied — petition to Parliament


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



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


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


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,