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Marvellous macropods

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Excerpt from a forthcoming book by Maria Taylor on Australia’s uneasy and deadly history since settlement with its native wildlife. Can we replace disrespect and removal with understanding and appreciation? CAPTION ABOVE:  Family of Red Kangaroo, Macropus rufus, on pasture. © Vladislav Jirousek, Dreamstime. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Celebrating resilience, athleticism and efficiency … and ecosystem

Caring

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Maria Taylor visits two local heros of animal medicine and welfare in south-east NSW in this excerpt from her forthcoming book. THERE ARE A lot of kangaroos in my neighourhood on the fringes of the national capital. The countryside is rural residential — a mix of hobby-block farming, people who feed

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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