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Barilaro, National Party representative, at work

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Chop down the River Red Gums, destroy that park! NEWS BROKE MID-JULY that the National Party Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, is proposing legislation to destroy the Murray Valley National Park, and recommence logging to benefit some members of a community that received $97 million from taxpayers in compensation. Sparks were

QPRC persists with mystery zoning change Bywong, Wamboin

WHY?  THAT QUESTION from the rural residential community hovers over Council’s decision at its May general meeting to spend another $50,000 of taxpayers’ funds for a planning proposal to split the zoning in Wamboin and Bywong based broadly on topography, i.e. on what occurs naturally on the ground, either remnant

23 humane organisations slam ACT kangaroo slaughter

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WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, condemn the planned killing of 4,076 kangaroos, and their joeys, by the Australian Capital Territory government, and draw attention to the cruelty and suffering inflicted by these actions. This is occurring within a context of a global wildlife crisis with extinction looming for over one million species according to the United Nations latest comprehensive

Lies and hiding the facts: Coalition climate policy

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SENIOR MINISTERS CONTINUE to falsely claim that emissions are going down and that our Paris targets will be met, says a Climate Council report. The report exposes how the Federal Government has gone to extraordinary lengths to keep the public in the dark on climate change. “I think most Australians would be outraged

HELP! Fake news on leaders may sway undecided voters

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THIS ELECTION editorial comment. The other night we were minding our own business, watching a film on SBS when the peace was shattered by an advertisement on behalf of the Liberal Party, screaming “Tax” joined to the word Labor. Featured, along with images of nice looking but apparently clueless Australian voters,

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