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By Andy Hutchinson When Woolworths shuttered their virtually new Masters Home Improvement store in South Nowra, the debate began as to what should occupy the well-known site. In the local press, in broadcast media and in social media groups people offered up their views on what should happen. "Give us a Big W" and "How

By George Monbiot At last people are waking up to the fishing industry’s devastating impacts. When the BBC made a film about the crisis in our oceans, it somehow managed to avoid naming their greatest cause of ecological destruction: the fishing industry. The only significant sequence on fishing in 2017’s Blue Planet II was a heart-warming story about how

By Stuart Rees While Israel and Palestine are geographically distant, there’s no excuse for the Labor Party‘s out of touch support for a two-state solution, and for appearing unaware of critiques of the controversial Israeli supported definition of anti-Semitism.  At their recent national conference, the Labor Party passed a resolution which starts with the mother

By Jess Whittaker How is it possible that in 2020, a school mum riding her bike home in southern Wollongong could stumble on what might be one of the most polluted waterways in Australia?   Port Kembla has a history of heavy polluting industry dating back to the 1920s. The smokestacks of the Steelworks and

By Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Lesley Hughes Imagine, for a moment, a different kind of Australia. One where bushfires on the catastrophic scale of Black Summer happen almost every year. One where 50℃ days in Sydney and Melbourne are common. Where storms and flooding have violently reshaped our coastlines, and unique ecosystems have been damaged beyond

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April 12, 2021

Sea Change

By George Monbiot At last people are waking up to the fishing industry’s devastating impacts. When the BBC made a film about the crisis in our oceans, it somehow managed to avoid naming their greatest cause of ecological destruction: the fishing industry. The only significant sequence on fishing in 2017’s Blue Planet II was a heart-warming story about how […]

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April 9, 2021

When Something looks Fishy - Investigate

By Jess Whittaker How is it possible that in 2020, a school mum riding her bike home in southern Wollongong could stumble on what might be one of the most polluted waterways in Australia?   Port Kembla has a history of heavy polluting industry dating back to the 1920s. The smokestacks of the Steelworks and […]

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April 7, 2021

Seriously ugly: here's how Australia will look if the world heats by 3°C this century

By Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Lesley Hughes Imagine, for a moment, a different kind of Australia. One where bushfires on the catastrophic scale of Black Summer happen almost every year. One where 50℃ days in Sydney and Melbourne are common. Where storms and flooding have violently reshaped our coastlines, and unique ecosystems have been damaged beyond […]

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April 3, 2021

Mandy to the Rescue - for Wildlife and their Carers

Volunteers wildlife carer Mandy Hatton getting a cuddle from a Wombat in care.

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Community

April 14, 2021

Jobs not Careers - the Real Employment Crisis on the South Coast

By Andy Hutchinson When Woolworths shuttered their virtually new Masters Home Improvement store in South Nowra, the debate began as to what should occupy the well-known site. In the local press, in broadcast media and in social media groups people offered up their views on what should happen. "Give us a Big W" and "How […]

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April 9, 2021

When Something looks Fishy - Investigate

By Jess Whittaker How is it possible that in 2020, a school mum riding her bike home in southern Wollongong could stumble on what might be one of the most polluted waterways in Australia?   Port Kembla has a history of heavy polluting industry dating back to the 1920s. The smokestacks of the Steelworks and […]

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April 5, 2021

Who Saved the Australian Economy from Covid-19?

By Carmel McCallum “What a great question! Thank you for asking such an important question!” This line could be heard from any Liberal-National Party politician, or candidate at any forum, while they are really thinking: “What answer can I possibly give to this voter? She probably votes independent, Greens or Labor, so I need to […]

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April 3, 2021

Community Demands Transparency and Consultation in Push for a Greenfield Hospital Site

By Bradley Stanton Band-aid solutions provide simple answers to problems, they provide a quick fix without addressing the underlying issue. Got a headache – take a painkiller. Infected cut – apply this antiseptic. Depressed – take these tablets. When it comes to designing health infrastructure, it seems that band-aid solutions are the government’s preferred response. […]

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April 3, 2021

Mandy to the Rescue - for Wildlife and their Carers

Volunteers wildlife carer Mandy Hatton getting a cuddle from a Wombat in care.

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Politics

Jobs not Careers - the Real Employment Crisis on the South Coast

By Andy Hutchinson When Woolworths shuttered their virtually new Masters Home Improvement store in South Nowra, the debate began as to what should occupy the well-known site. In the local press, in broadcast media and in social media groups people offered up their views on what should happen. "Give us a Big W" and "How […]

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April 11, 2021

Labor Makes Another Flimsy Commitment to Palestinians

By Stuart Rees While Israel and Palestine are geographically distant, there’s no excuse for the Labor Party‘s out of touch support for a two-state solution, and for appearing unaware of critiques of the controversial Israeli supported definition of anti-Semitism.  At their recent national conference, the Labor Party passed a resolution which starts with the mother […]

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April 5, 2021

Who Saved the Australian Economy from Covid-19?

By Carmel McCallum “What a great question! Thank you for asking such an important question!” This line could be heard from any Liberal-National Party politician, or candidate at any forum, while they are really thinking: “What answer can I possibly give to this voter? She probably votes independent, Greens or Labor, so I need to […]

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April 3, 2021

Community Demands Transparency and Consultation in Push for a Greenfield Hospital Site

By Bradley Stanton Band-aid solutions provide simple answers to problems, they provide a quick fix without addressing the underlying issue. Got a headache – take a painkiller. Infected cut – apply this antiseptic. Depressed – take these tablets. When it comes to designing health infrastructure, it seems that band-aid solutions are the government’s preferred response. […]

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