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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

NSW Nationals and Barilaro again vandalise nature for votes

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NATIONALS MEMBER FOR Monaro and Deputy Premier John Barilaro has enjoyed more headlines with ideas about destroying the state’s environment — seemingly again pitching to the most rear-guard of rural voters. The latest idea, to rip up the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, follows actions like declaring open season on the state’s kangaroos

He kills because he can, a neighbour’s story

Neighbors can’t venture out at night Since September 2018 the NSW government has signaled ‘open season’ on Australia’s national emblem, the kangaroo. In this region, it’s the Eastern Grey Kangaroo. An already weak and minimal permit system, lack of monitoring and lack of enforcement of anti-cruelty codes, were helpfully loosened further. 

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

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