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1080 The Nasty Poison: why do Australians use it?

1080 bait sign on tree

Local Land Services in the Bulletin's coverage area is once again encouraging landholders to band together and bait canine animals with 1080 – a slow, cruel poison that is banned in most of the world. Here's a report to read before supporting the baiting with 1080. A PRESS RELEASE reported that

After COAL: cooperative business offers new jobs, lower prices

earthworker coop

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

Prime Minister abandons Climate Policy

climate policy abandoned

IN DROPPING ANY reference to emissions reductions in the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has capitulated to the extreme right on energy and climate policy, according to Climate Action Monaro (CAM). In a press conference today, the Prime Mister said he would adopt all recommendations of the

Crunch time for Turnbull’s energy plan

national energy guarantee photo Dan Himbrechts

Two articles from The Conversation examine the federal government's domestic energy landscape Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull dearly needs a political win, especially after the July ‘Super Saturday’ by-election results, but his proposed national energy guarantee (NEG) is looking shaky heading into crucial talks with the States and Territories in August. Victorian minister

Rooftop solar steadied energy grid over summer

solar panels sun

A pat on the back THE AUSTRALIA INSTITUTE’S Climate & Energy program has released findings that rooftop solar delayed and reduced peak demand in the National Electricity Market this past summer. This improved the reliability of the grid and covered for coal-fired power plants during breakdowns. Solar produces reliably during hot days

Us and Them — the End Game?

us and them

ABOVE: from a hunting website in Queensland a year ago. As in Queensland, the NSW government is actively calling for 'volunteers'  to shoot the wildlife – "to help the farmers" they say. Apart from basic ethical and usefulness issues, in both states there is no evidence of oversight on capacity

Animals in the Wild

Flying-fox-Elizabeth-Howell

THE ANIMALS IN THE WILD photographic competition was held again this year. It is an initiative of David Shoebridge, Greens member of the Legislative Council who continues to offer practical support to the many people who oppose the Eurobodalla Shire Council’s granting of an extended lease of crown land to

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