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Virtual kangaroo hordes

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How do they get those numbers? “  This could be the greatest wildlife swindle in scientific history…  In 2011, I reviewed government data finding that kangaroos are in serious long-term decline in New South Wales. I submitted exhaustive scientific evidence detailing critical errors in government population surveys; flaws in the harvest

NSW Nationals plan: scrap a National Park

River red gum Murray River

IN A SHAMEFUL first, the NSW Government is moving to scrap a national park. The Nationals MP for Murray, Austin Evans, has given notice of a new bill in the Legislative Assembly. Mr Evans wants to ‘de-gazette’ the Murray Valley National Park and open up the globally significant river red gum forests

Repower Monaro

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Community group to politicians: where are you? MORE THAN 30 supporters of regional clean energy action group, Repower Monaro, gathered outside John Barilaro's Queanbeyan office last week. It was part of a local push for the NSW government to break the state’s addiction to fossil fuels and commit to a cleaner

NSW Native Forests: more logging, conservation downgraded

NSW logging native forests

Liberal National Coalition’s war on native species extends to new forest rules. LATER THIS YEAR the NSW Liberal-National Government will ramp up logging and exploitation under proposed changes to the rules governing logging and exploitation of NSW State forests. The proposals will revise NSW logging laws and clearly value timber over

After COAL: cooperative business offers new jobs, lower prices

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As the federal Liberal National government tears itself apart continuing the energy policy wars of the past decade, a worker-owner business in the Latrobe Valley, where coal is winding up, shows how ‘ordinary Australians’ working with progressive policy-makers can show the way. A  Bulletin special feature on community solutions with

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

Pegasus horse-riding puts smiles on all faces

Jordan Thomas, Pegasus Riding for the Disabled

By Crystal Bevan. “HORSE. FUN”, a little girl is using a communication device, an iPhone around her neck, to vocalize her excitement. She is disabled and is about to commandeer an animal over three times her size. She is assisted by ‘side walkers’, volunteers who walk alongside the horse to help

Labor commits $50,000 to Rail Trail, Bungendore to Captains Flat

Labor supports Molonglo rail trail

THE NSW OPPOSITION has pledged to fund a detailed development plan as a critical next step in progressing the Molonglo Rail Trail proposal. The proposed trail passes through the Molonglo Valley showing off the region’s wonderful landscapes. The trail includes the villages of Bungendore, Captains Flat and Hoskinstown and incorporates old

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