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
Conservationists warn of disaster post-fire for surviving koalas and others. We are driving our forest wildlife to extinction to make products that will end up in landfill or rot in people’s backyards. CONSERVATION GROUPS AND the Gumbaynggirr traditional custodians have called on the government to order the Forestry Corporation to not log
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
THE NSW OPPOSITION has labelled the NSW Coalition government’s long awaited second economic survival package “deeply disappointing and seriously inadequate”. package less than half spent on Powerhouse relocation Labor Shadow Treasurer Walt Secord said the total package is half of what the Berejiklian government is wasting on the $1.5 billion relocation of
Inspiring climate-solutions leader headlines Regenerative Agriculture Conference ALLAN SAVORY, founder of Holistic Management and the Savory Global Network, will be the keynote guest at the March 2020 Farming Matters — For Our Love of the Land conference to be held in Albury, NSW. The conference that will run across two days, 24
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
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.
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