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We’re back and we need your support

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HELLO! Web-content designer Sue Van Homrigh and I, and our Bulletin contributing writers, are back on deck. Sue and I have been sampling how some other parts of the world do it. Short version (more later) — terrifying gridlock and traffic, (where can that end?) but nice sea mammal recovery: otters,

‘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

Well hello re-elected NSW Coalition government

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IT’S TIME TO pick up from the shock of the NSW election results — and face some new shocks that didn’t take long. First, it was no secret that we here at the Bulletin were offering good reasons, particularly regarding environmental and sustainability matters, for a change from the Coalition

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

Young people call Budget a nightmare

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More money for Cairns road than for climate action THE FEDERAL BUDGET handed down [recently] is an absolute nightmare for young people and our climate. Scott Morrison’s government has given us a budget that sets more money aside for a ring road in Cairns than for dealing with climate change —

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

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