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Letter from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition

AYCC protest Labor Conference 2018

Dateline: Adelaide 2018 Labor Conference OVER THE PAST few days, relentless young people have been out in force at the Labor Party’s National Conference putting climate action and stopping Adani front and centre on the political agenda. And boy, did we we achieve our goals — I am so bloody proud. On Sunday,

Hunting like a Teddy Bear’s Picnic?

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HuntFest: undemocratic Eurobodalla history THE EUROBODALLA SHIRE Council has ignored or trivialised community attitudes towards the leasing of land in the heart of Narooma to the local Shooters Club  for the purpose of a HuntFest. There was very little initial publicity and people who were alarmed by the decision in 2012 to

Why do we let them do it?

environment policy september 2018

Tail wags the policy dog on environment THE “DERANGED CIRCUS of wreckers” and climate change deniers in federal politics described by the Guardian’s Katherine Murphy after Turnbull was booted out, and the reactionary wreckers of native species and ecosystems that we endure in NSW from the National Party and their Liberal

War on wildlife ramps up in NSW

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WHAT IS  IT with killing kangaroos to pay for the misfortunes of Australian graziers and croppers? My colleague suggests it is a control thing, as in ‘can’t control the weather and drought but can control something larger and more visible than weeds’. That something, being a native grazer, has the impertinence

Kangaroo killing for farmers: Counterpoint

war on wildlife Aug2018

DURING A TWO-YEAR period when my partner and I managed a large cattle station in northern SA, we experienced the extreme stress of prolonged hot and dry conditions. It is an experience I will never forget, and it continually informs my work as an ecologist. The recent announcement to help farmers

Greyhound racing: NSW Coalition latest bid for votes?

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IN ANOTHER POLICY backflip, the NSW Liberal-National government is tossing $500,000 of public funding towards a major greyhound racing event dubbed the ‘Million Dollar Chase’. While political backflips by the NSW government have become commonplace in the run up to the March 2019 state election, this latest announcement is surely among

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