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Canberra plans next kangaroo kill as bushfires wipe out wildlife

ACT-roll-cull-Feb2020

WHAT EXCELLENT TIMING by the ACT government! When it is reported that a billion native animals have perished in the bushfires (so far in the 2019–20 bushfires), the ACT government is again seeking contract shooters to carry out the Territory’s 2020 annual ‘cull’ and over the next four years too. CAPTION: “Hey

STATEMENT: Emergency Leaders for Climate Action

EMERGENCY-LEADERS-dec2019

Australia Unprepared for Worsening Extreme Weather We, the undersigned, who are former senior Australian fire and emergency service leaders, have observed how Australia is experiencing increasingly catastrophic extreme weather events that are putting lives, properties and livelihoods at greater risk and overwhelming our emergency services. > DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT HERE [  READ THE

State of dissent

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THAT OLDER CANBERRANS might be engaged in Extinction Rebellion protests is unsurprising, as it merely represents another phase of developed issue awareness. For many senior Australians it will represent a continuation of an earlier involvement in university student movements, 1970–71 moratorium marches or 1971–74 Green Bans to protect areas of Sydney. Maturity

Victoria scrapes bottom of the barrel on wildlife management

shooting-season-2019-oct2019

IN THE FIRST WEEK of October, the Victorian Labor government continued its unenlightened and colonial-looking wildlife policies — bowing to the most hidebound of the rural community and other commercial interests and loud demands from National Party politicians. A petfood trade targeting kangaroos has started in Victoria. These animals were almost

Mothers march for climate action

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I AND FAMILY members joined the student strike on 20 September. I wore a tee-shirt, left over from the NSW state campaign, that said Mothers for Environment, Wildlife, Climate Action!  It got a lot of smiles. The 15,000-strong crowd, including many mothers, that marched and chanted through central Canberra on that

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