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US Nuclear Submarines – A Dangerous Nonsense

By Stuart Rees Unless you think that force of arms gives security, that revival of alliances with far away governments makes sense, the decision to own and operate US nuclear submarines should be judged a dangerous nonsense. There are four reasons for making this claim.Foreign policy in search of an enemy, in this case China,

Can the Huskisson Church Still Be Saved?

By Bonnie Cassen The fight to save the historic Holy Trinity Church in Huskisson encompasses battles over every bit of dirty local council politics. The conservative, developer-controlled bloc on Shoalhaven Council has a reputation dating back many decades and cares not one bit for community wishes, best practice, ethics or anything one would usually expect

Sahssi30 Walk Spells Community Support for Local Frontline Services

By Joanne Warren The 2021 Sahssi30 walk, with over 400 participants, reflected the growing understanding that we as a community need to take action to support our local frontline services and address the growing rates of domestic and family violence. The energy around the Sahssi 30 walk began this year with a fundraising dinner in

Biloela and Assange: Compliance with Governments, Not Justice

By Stuart Rees In Australia, to utter the words ‘High Court’ assumes a sense of justice. In the UK, claims about British justice implies adherence to principles influenced by law. But in both countries, rather than displaying passion for justice, judges and lawyers have been compliant with revengeful governments. The Australian High Court has turned

Sadness, Deceit and Failure in Afghanistan

By Stuart Rees Viewed through television screens, a desperate sadness hangs over Afghanistan. Scenes of fear and panic in Kabul and at the main airport display a real-life horror movie, while Afghan residents of Australia plead for government response to their powerlessness. Accusations of political and military failure accompany the sadness. Every media statement is

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Environment

September 5, 2021

Advanced Recycling Technology – Bioelektra Has It Sorted

By Kaye Gartner What if our community became a leader in the recovery of recyclable materials from our waste stream? What if our Council processed our waste into materials that are sold and reused? What if by 2023, only a tiny, tiny fraction (4%) of all that waste ended up in landfill? Yes, it’s possible […]

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August 12, 2021

Climate Urgency, Australia’s Selfishness

By Stuart Rees In response to the UN International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Treasurer Josh Frydenberg rushed to Sky News to repeat the platitude that technology, not taxes would overcome threats from global warming. Before a Canberra press conference, a smirking Prime Minister claimed Australia would reach targets to limit greenhouse gas emissions because […]

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July 30, 2021

Conservationists Say “Eden Chip Mill’s Move Closer to Monopoly Must be Stopped”

By Bonnie Cassen Local conservationists are outraged that the Eden chip mill owners are set to buy the national timber business of Boral Limited.South East Region Conservation Alliance (SERCA) have raised the alarm fearing that Allied Natural Wood Enterprises (ANWE) will become a near monopoly buyer of every tree cut down in every State Forest of the […]

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July 21, 2021

Cruising For Trust

By Chris Grounds Could a new project to bring cruise ships into Jervis Bay be trusted and taken on face value? Certainly not and neither should it be. The NBT has reported previously over the last seven years on the debate associated with cruise ship operations in Jervis Bay and it is a story that […]

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Community

September 5, 2021

Advanced Recycling Technology – Bioelektra Has It Sorted

By Kaye Gartner What if our community became a leader in the recovery of recyclable materials from our waste stream? What if our Council processed our waste into materials that are sold and reused? What if by 2023, only a tiny, tiny fraction (4%) of all that waste ended up in landfill? Yes, it’s possible […]

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August 25, 2021

Can the Huskisson Church Still Be Saved?

By Bonnie Cassen The fight to save the historic Holy Trinity Church in Huskisson encompasses battles over every bit of dirty local council politics. The conservative, developer-controlled bloc on Shoalhaven Council has a reputation dating back many decades and cares not one bit for community wishes, best practice, ethics or anything one would usually expect […]

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August 24, 2021

Sahssi30 Walk Spells Community Support for Local Frontline Services

By Joanne Warren The 2021 Sahssi30 walk, with over 400 participants, reflected the growing understanding that we as a community need to take action to support our local frontline services and address the growing rates of domestic and family violence. The energy around the Sahssi 30 walk began this year with a fundraising dinner in […]

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August 15, 2021

Smears, Lies and Idiots - The Far Right's Assault on Shoalhaven Council

By Andy Hutchinson Councils might sit on the bottom tier of the hierarchy of Australian governance but that does not mean that the decisions made by its elected officials are less important to the citizenry. In fact it could easily be argued, given the highly localised scope of their decisions, that they are more important […]

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August 4, 2021

Boot Meditation

A comic by Liz Argall The creator of the things has been meditating almost daily as well! At the start she was only able to do it while she was falling asleep. Then she was able to do it before going to bed. On very rare occasions she manages to do it when she’s sleepy […]

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Politics

US Nuclear Submarines – A Dangerous Nonsense

By Stuart Rees Unless you think that force of arms gives security, that revival of alliances with far away governments makes sense, the decision to own and operate US nuclear submarines should be judged a dangerous nonsense. There are four reasons for making this claim.Foreign policy in search of an enemy, in this case China, […]

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August 19, 2021

Biloela and Assange: Compliance with Governments, Not Justice

By Stuart Rees In Australia, to utter the words ‘High Court’ assumes a sense of justice. In the UK, claims about British justice implies adherence to principles influenced by law. But in both countries, rather than displaying passion for justice, judges and lawyers have been compliant with revengeful governments. The Australian High Court has turned […]

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August 17, 2021

Sadness, Deceit and Failure in Afghanistan

By Stuart Rees Viewed through television screens, a desperate sadness hangs over Afghanistan. Scenes of fear and panic in Kabul and at the main airport display a real-life horror movie, while Afghan residents of Australia plead for government response to their powerlessness. Accusations of political and military failure accompany the sadness. Every media statement is […]

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August 15, 2021

Smears, Lies and Idiots - The Far Right's Assault on Shoalhaven Council

By Andy Hutchinson Councils might sit on the bottom tier of the hierarchy of Australian governance but that does not mean that the decisions made by its elected officials are less important to the citizenry. In fact it could easily be argued, given the highly localised scope of their decisions, that they are more important […]

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