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Counting virtual kangaroos

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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

The Australian Dingo: step back from persecution

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Our South Coast correspondent Susan Cruttenden visited some Dingoes and people who love Canis Dingo for this report on the indigenous Australian species that — since colonial introduction of introduced stock — has been demonised, shot and poisoned. The dingo in fact offers vital ecosystem services as apex predator, keeping

Us and Them — the End Game?

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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

Trump, Brexit — have we heard the lessons?

Trump Brexit lessons

As more people in the public squares openly question the globalised, neo-liberal political economy we have inhabited for 30 years, it’s a good time to ask what we in Australia can learn from the head-whirling changes that have struck the western democracies of the US and the UK.  What went

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