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Electric vehicle green light from Macquarie Council


ELECTRIC VEHICLE ROLLOUT has not been stalled at forward-looking Macquarie City Council which announced in March that it has adopted a new electric vehicle charging strategy and has rolled out four new electric fleet cars for council. The strategy provides a framework for installing EV charging stations at key locations around

FIRE: new ‘normal’ and urgent management lessons

‘LESSONS FROM THE fires’ was the topic that attracted more than 60 people to a public meeting with a panel of three experts mid-March at Cooma’s Ex-Services Club. FROM LEFT: Jason Sharples, Kevin Tolhurst, Peter Dunn spoke in Cooma on fire and human behaviour management. (JO ODDIE) First up at the meeting,

Fire, smoke, hail: behind the scenes with first responder


Hello! Federal Government ... from the steps of Parliament House Firefighter tells People’s Climate Assembly how it is, in early January I ACKNOWLEDGE THE Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of the Canberra area and pay respect to the elders, past and present, of all Australia’s Indigenous peoples. I’d like

‘They’ love our wildlife, do ‘we’?


A RECENTLY-ARRIVED Australian resident and writer, Elle Hunt, wrote a compelling article in January expressing how people from around the world love and value Australian wildlife. The horror of our wildlife’s suffering in the recent bushfires, was the immediate impetus for her story. But it raises good questions for Australians. In the

These homes are for the birds


also possums, ducks, bats, antichinus, gliders ... LAND FOR WILDLIFE member Alice McGlashan has created a website and Facebook page called Nest Box Tales that aims to educate and support people wanting to provide habitat for hollow-nesting native birds and animals. Based in the Bungendore/Bywong area just outside Canberra, Alice aims

Do we have an existential crisis facing our country?


A COUPLE OF urgent and insightful articles following our bushfire summer are worth sharing here today. I should preface with the comment that the articles come from The Guardian with thanks for their persistence in reporting on the greatest national crises of our times: (no they are not what Barnaby and