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By Rowen Huxtable A worldwide transition away from internal combustion (IC) vehicles to electric vehicles (EV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) is under way. Australia will be better off in many ways from this transition but the government’s approach will determine whether we maximise the benefit or whether we miss out. In 2019-2020 Australia spent

By Shirley Fitzgerald Walking on Country, is a short four minute film made for NAIDOC Week last year, funded by the Shoalhaven City Council and NSW Heritage. In a few days, the winners of the annual National Trust Heritage Awards will be announced, and this lovely and moving video has been shortlisted. Good luck. The

By Joanne Warren Everyone knows John Hatton AO. He was the Independent state member for the South Coast from 1973 until 1995 and is most famously remembered for forcing a reluctant state government to set up a Royal Commission into the NSW police that exposed systemic corruption. The Police Commissioner was forced to resign, and

By Stuart Rees US and Australian troops are preparing to leave Afghanistan with a debilitating legacy for millions of children. Simultaneous with news of troop withdrawals, Prime Minister Morrison has spoken of his taste for a laying on of hands as a means of healing. The children of Afghanistan would regard these events as at best

By Stuart Rees For centuries, men in and out of uniform have built their identities around violence, swagger and related abuses of power. The latest war rhetoric from Minister Dutton and chief bully boy of the Department of Home Affairs Mike Pezzullo display the continuation of centuries-old attitudes which have destroyed countries, produced countless refugees and

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Environment

May 13, 2021

Electric Vehicles are the Future if we can let go of the Past

By Rowen Huxtable A worldwide transition away from internal combustion (IC) vehicles to electric vehicles (EV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) is under way. Australia will be better off in many ways from this transition but the government’s approach will determine whether we maximise the benefit or whether we miss out. In 2019-2020 Australia spent […]

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May 11, 2021

Understanding Shoalhaven’s Aboriginal Culture Holds a Key for Us All

By Shirley Fitzgerald Walking on Country, is a short four minute film made for NAIDOC Week last year, funded by the Shoalhaven City Council and NSW Heritage. In a few days, the winners of the annual National Trust Heritage Awards will be announced, and this lovely and moving video has been shortlisted. Good luck. The […]

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May 1, 2021

Developers Have their Hooks into Huskisson Yet Again

By Richard Bates Having seen the grossly inappropriate Moona Street hotel development in Huskisson withdrawn in the face of massive community opposition, the community now has another environmental nightmare development looming. This time a 32 unit monstrosity right on the banks of Moona Moona Creek, immediately adjacent to both the NSW national park and the […]

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April 30, 2021

Will Tasmania Vote for the Environment this State Election or will the Destruction Continue?

By Bonnie Cassen The message simply said “Saturday 24th April big rally Parliament House in Hobart. Flights are cheap do you want to go? Save the Tarkine!!” Of course I wanted to go – there is so much environmental vandalism in Tasmania – what conservationist could resist? I know air travel creates emissions, but I […]

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Community

May 14, 2021

Culburra Beach Speaks Up Against Halloran Trust Housing Development

For over a decade, the laid-back seaside village of Culburra Beach has successfully held back the tidal wave of housing development that has been sweeping through the coastal towns of the Shoalhaven region.  Incredibly, after the region experienced the worst bushfires on record, it seems developers still can’t wait to bulldoze bushland habitats and carve […]

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May 11, 2021

Understanding Shoalhaven’s Aboriginal Culture Holds a Key for Us All

By Shirley Fitzgerald Walking on Country, is a short four minute film made for NAIDOC Week last year, funded by the Shoalhaven City Council and NSW Heritage. In a few days, the winners of the annual National Trust Heritage Awards will be announced, and this lovely and moving video has been shortlisted. Good luck. The […]

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May 8, 2021

A Chance to Own Your Own Piece of Local Heritage, Your Own Connection to a Local Hero

By Joanne Warren Everyone knows John Hatton AO. He was the Independent state member for the South Coast from 1973 until 1995 and is most famously remembered for forcing a reluctant state government to set up a Royal Commission into the NSW police that exposed systemic corruption. The Police Commissioner was forced to resign, and […]

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May 1, 2021

Developers Have their Hooks into Huskisson Yet Again

By Richard Bates Having seen the grossly inappropriate Moona Street hotel development in Huskisson withdrawn in the face of massive community opposition, the community now has another environmental nightmare development looming. This time a 32 unit monstrosity right on the banks of Moona Moona Creek, immediately adjacent to both the NSW national park and the […]

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May 1, 2021

Strong, Committed, Positive and Community Orientated – Shoalhaven Greens launch their 2021 Council Election Campaign

By Jeremy Aitkens What on earth is happening to Shoalhaven local politics? With guest numbers at around 100 people – at least double or even treble the number expected to attend - the Shoalhaven Greens Council Election Campaign Launch (Thursday 22 April) presented a dynamic team of candidates led by respected and popular long term […]

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Politics

Electric Vehicles are the Future if we can let go of the Past

By Rowen Huxtable A worldwide transition away from internal combustion (IC) vehicles to electric vehicles (EV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) is under way. Australia will be better off in many ways from this transition but the government’s approach will determine whether we maximise the benefit or whether we miss out. In 2019-2020 Australia spent […]

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May 6, 2021

Killed and Abandoned: The Children of Afghanistan

By Stuart Rees US and Australian troops are preparing to leave Afghanistan with a debilitating legacy for millions of children. Simultaneous with news of troop withdrawals, Prime Minister Morrison has spoken of his taste for a laying on of hands as a means of healing. The children of Afghanistan would regard these events as at best […]

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May 6, 2021

Peace with Justice – Not War to Exterminate

By Stuart Rees For centuries, men in and out of uniform have built their identities around violence, swagger and related abuses of power. The latest war rhetoric from Minister Dutton and chief bully boy of the Department of Home Affairs Mike Pezzullo display the continuation of centuries-old attitudes which have destroyed countries, produced countless refugees and […]

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May 1, 2021

Strong, Committed, Positive and Community Orientated – Shoalhaven Greens launch their 2021 Council Election Campaign

By Jeremy Aitkens What on earth is happening to Shoalhaven local politics? With guest numbers at around 100 people – at least double or even treble the number expected to attend - the Shoalhaven Greens Council Election Campaign Launch (Thursday 22 April) presented a dynamic team of candidates led by respected and popular long term […]

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