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Koalas over Barilaro any day

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NSW PREMIER GLADYS Berejiklian will stand her ground and refuse the Nationals’ demands for an urgent cabinet meeting to debate planning policy relating to koalas. Her stance is likely to infuriate the junior Coalition partner, which has threatened to boycott a joint party room meeting next week ahead of a parliamentary

Lots of models, little monitoring: where is the MDB water?

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IT MIGHT BE the biggest whodunnit — or what-dunnit — in Australia. More than 2 trillion litres of water — enough to fill Sydney Harbour four and a half times — has gone missing from our largest and most precious river system — the Murray-Darling Basin. And it’s happened in what was

They’re advised not to shoot mums in Canberra — but they do, here’s how

THE ACT GOVERNMENT supplies anyone who questions their annual kangaroo family slaughter — killing Australia’s favourite tourism icon in the national capital — with a comforting ‘scientific’ fact sheet. The Bulletin has previously published an independent critique of the relevance or validity of the scientific argument that kangaroos damage other native

NATS, BARILARO, seek to DELIVER DESTRUCTIVE WATER POLICY

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RECENTLY, the NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro, the National Party politician representing Monaro, again threw himself into the media spotlight. Two notable pronouncements in quick succession. Barilaro’s behaviour in the second case, jaw-dropping tantrums, quickly overshadowed the earlier story with wide-spread media coverage. But the first story should not be

Mother Nature fights back, round two

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GOVERNMENTS AROUND THE world must urgently recognise the role of human behaviour, human populations and their development practices as the world faces pandemic disease like COVID-19. That’s the conclusion of an overdue research focus on the ground-level drivers of novel diseases besetting the globe. The latest coronavirus disease started as a

In this time of economic and medical uncertainty

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WHERE TO START? the COVID-19 crisis that now engulfs us is a stark communication and policy gauntlet slapping our current systems of government and our economic way of life. No less. It has hit us marked by the early denial by governments worldwide about cause and threat. That echoes the response

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