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Wollongong Councillor Cath Blakey Urges More Action on Koala Protection

By Dylan Arvela Wollongong City Council has made an encouraging step towards better advocating for the protection of the state's koala population after adopting a motion put forward by Greens Councillor Cath Blakey. The motion, which was resolved unanimously, called for Council to recognise the importance of the preservation and protection of koala habitats and

Leaked Government Report Confirms Logging in Burnt Native Forests Unsustainable

By Nick Hopkins The findings of the Natural Resources Commission report into post fire logging didn’t sit well with the NSW government. So it labelled the report “cabinet-in-confidence” and has sat on it ever since. Even now that it has been leaked to the Guardian it is still deemed secret. Consistent lobbying by various upper

The God-given Right to Discriminate

By Andy Hutchinson What are the most pressing concerns in this country at this time? The kind of big ticket issues that our democratically elected public officials should be concerning themselves with? Global pandemics? Climate change? The housing crisis? Drugs? Infrastructure? The clean generation of energy? The military apparatus required to defend ourselves? Nope. Based

Manyana Really Does Matter

By Bill Eger The little group of five villages surrounded by Conjola National Park and bordered to the south by Lake Conjola has seen its share of battles in recent years. Notably the protest and blockade of what was slated to be a mega-tip at Bendalong which would have taken most of Sydney’s waste and

Morrison’s ‘Can Do Capitalism’: An Outdated, Selfish Narrative

By Stuart Rees Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been promoting ‘can do capitalism’, when what Australia needs is policies that treat all citizens equally. In response to climate catastrophes, a global pandemic, changing attitudes to work, government secrecy, authoritarianism, international demands to cease mining fossil fuels plus an Australian economy facing cultural and demographic changes,

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Environment

November 28, 2021

Wollongong Councillor Cath Blakey Urges More Action on Koala Protection

By Dylan Arvela Wollongong City Council has made an encouraging step towards better advocating for the protection of the state's koala population after adopting a motion put forward by Greens Councillor Cath Blakey. The motion, which was resolved unanimously, called for Council to recognise the importance of the preservation and protection of koala habitats and […]

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November 27, 2021

Leaked Government Report Confirms Logging in Burnt Native Forests Unsustainable

By Nick Hopkins The findings of the Natural Resources Commission report into post fire logging didn’t sit well with the NSW government. So it labelled the report “cabinet-in-confidence” and has sat on it ever since. Even now that it has been leaked to the Guardian it is still deemed secret. Consistent lobbying by various upper […]

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November 25, 2021

Manyana Really Does Matter

By Bill Eger The little group of five villages surrounded by Conjola National Park and bordered to the south by Lake Conjola has seen its share of battles in recent years. Notably the protest and blockade of what was slated to be a mega-tip at Bendalong which would have taken most of Sydney’s waste and […]

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November 12, 2021

Selfishness; The Planets Greatest Existential Threat

By Stuart Rees Protecting only an individual’s personal interests, or promoting only one country’s need to be greatest, reveals selfishness as the primary cause of a values-induced cancer threatening life on earth. That selfishness is evident in the Hobbesian assumption that men will and should act always to their immediate advantage. Global policymakers’ selfishness is […]

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Community

November 27, 2021

Leaked Government Report Confirms Logging in Burnt Native Forests Unsustainable

By Nick Hopkins The findings of the Natural Resources Commission report into post fire logging didn’t sit well with the NSW government. So it labelled the report “cabinet-in-confidence” and has sat on it ever since. Even now that it has been leaked to the Guardian it is still deemed secret. Consistent lobbying by various upper […]

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November 25, 2021

Manyana Really Does Matter

By Bill Eger The little group of five villages surrounded by Conjola National Park and bordered to the south by Lake Conjola has seen its share of battles in recent years. Notably the protest and blockade of what was slated to be a mega-tip at Bendalong which would have taken most of Sydney’s waste and […]

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November 23, 2021

March and Rally to End Violence Against Women

By Robyn Sedger Violence towards women, whether this violence occurs in the home, workplace or in public spaces, remains a major issue in Australia today. Domestic, family and sexual violence is widespread across all cultures, ages and socio-economic groups in Australia and these forms of violence are experienced mostly by women. Shoalhaven City Council, in […]

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November 23, 2021

Shoalhaven’s Heritage Under Attack – Be Careful Who You Vote For

By Bill Woinarski I would like to relate a story about our heritage. This is set in Berry but similar stories are happening around the Shoalhaven. It is important in the context of our Council elections and also in the impact that degradation of our heritage is having on the amenity of this special place […]

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November 21, 2021

A Visionary Picture of the Future – what Greens can do on Shoalhaven Council.

By Stuart Rees In the forthcoming local government elections on December 4, voters have a clear choice: return candidates who have been around for years and are still, somehow, labelled ‘independent’, or vote for socially just, visionary policies from Greens candidates under the leadership of the charismatic, politically astute Mayor Amanda Findley. Given allegedly corrupt, […]

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Politics

The God-given Right to Discriminate

By Andy Hutchinson What are the most pressing concerns in this country at this time? The kind of big ticket issues that our democratically elected public officials should be concerning themselves with? Global pandemics? Climate change? The housing crisis? Drugs? Infrastructure? The clean generation of energy? The military apparatus required to defend ourselves? Nope. Based […]

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November 24, 2021

Morrison’s ‘Can Do Capitalism’: An Outdated, Selfish Narrative

By Stuart Rees Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been promoting ‘can do capitalism’, when what Australia needs is policies that treat all citizens equally. In response to climate catastrophes, a global pandemic, changing attitudes to work, government secrecy, authoritarianism, international demands to cease mining fossil fuels plus an Australian economy facing cultural and demographic changes, […]

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November 23, 2021

March and Rally to End Violence Against Women

By Robyn Sedger Violence towards women, whether this violence occurs in the home, workplace or in public spaces, remains a major issue in Australia today. Domestic, family and sexual violence is widespread across all cultures, ages and socio-economic groups in Australia and these forms of violence are experienced mostly by women. Shoalhaven City Council, in […]

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November 21, 2021

A Visionary Picture of the Future – what Greens can do on Shoalhaven Council.

By Stuart Rees In the forthcoming local government elections on December 4, voters have a clear choice: return candidates who have been around for years and are still, somehow, labelled ‘independent’, or vote for socially just, visionary policies from Greens candidates under the leadership of the charismatic, politically astute Mayor Amanda Findley. Given allegedly corrupt, […]

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