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Bega Locals Disrupt Logging – Code Red for Habitat

By Phoenix Moon On Thursday morning two local members of Bega Valley’s Extinction Rebellion branch perched on top of a truck and blockaded the ANWE Eden chip mill access road. For five hours the group disrupted business as usual for that day's convoy of log trucks coming into the mill. Two banners on either side

(Home) School Strike for Climate in Kangaroo Valley

By Gai Halcrow Across Australia on October 15th, people took the day off from school, work and uni to demand climate justice for everyone… even here in Kangaroo Valley! Friday Oct 15th was the School Strike 4 Climate in Australia, part of a global movement timed just two weeks from the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

Cruise Tourism in Jervis Bay Has Long Been ‘on the Books’

By Penny Davidson As a consequence of a leaked draft Marine Estate Management Plan the community has been made aware of a new push to allow cruise ships to use Jervis Bay as a destination port.  The plan was leaked in July 2021 and we were told that the plan would go for public consultation

#Poorglad… Not

By Shirley Fitzgerald Gladys Berejiklian’s announcement of her resignation on Friday has been reported as a bombshell. This was not the bombshell. Back in August 2018 disgraced member of parliament, Daryl Maguire, had resigned from parliament following an ICAC investigation into his financial involvement in brokering major and minor dodgy land deals with the government.

There is No Peace in War

By Dennis Argall In the week before the Tiananmen incident in 1989, a Chinese official said to me that he did not think China’s leaders were intellectually equipped to handle the situation. We now have a situation where US officials, in the wake of defeat in Afghanistan, are not intellectually equipped to handle new and

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Environment

October 18, 2021

Bega Locals Disrupt Logging – Code Red for Habitat

By Phoenix Moon On Thursday morning two local members of Bega Valley’s Extinction Rebellion branch perched on top of a truck and blockaded the ANWE Eden chip mill access road. For five hours the group disrupted business as usual for that day's convoy of log trucks coming into the mill. Two banners on either side […]

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October 18, 2021

(Home) School Strike for Climate in Kangaroo Valley

By Gai Halcrow Across Australia on October 15th, people took the day off from school, work and uni to demand climate justice for everyone… even here in Kangaroo Valley! Friday Oct 15th was the School Strike 4 Climate in Australia, part of a global movement timed just two weeks from the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. […]

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October 10, 2021

Cruise Tourism in Jervis Bay Has Long Been ‘on the Books’

By Penny Davidson As a consequence of a leaked draft Marine Estate Management Plan the community has been made aware of a new push to allow cruise ships to use Jervis Bay as a destination port.  The plan was leaked in July 2021 and we were told that the plan would go for public consultation […]

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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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Community

October 18, 2021

Bega Locals Disrupt Logging – Code Red for Habitat

By Phoenix Moon On Thursday morning two local members of Bega Valley’s Extinction Rebellion branch perched on top of a truck and blockaded the ANWE Eden chip mill access road. For five hours the group disrupted business as usual for that day's convoy of log trucks coming into the mill. Two banners on either side […]

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October 18, 2021

(Home) School Strike for Climate in Kangaroo Valley

By Gai Halcrow Across Australia on October 15th, people took the day off from school, work and uni to demand climate justice for everyone… even here in Kangaroo Valley! Friday Oct 15th was the School Strike 4 Climate in Australia, part of a global movement timed just two weeks from the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. […]

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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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Politics

#Poorglad… Not

By Shirley Fitzgerald Gladys Berejiklian’s announcement of her resignation on Friday has been reported as a bombshell. This was not the bombshell. Back in August 2018 disgraced member of parliament, Daryl Maguire, had resigned from parliament following an ICAC investigation into his financial involvement in brokering major and minor dodgy land deals with the government. […]

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October 2, 2021

There is No Peace in War

By Dennis Argall In the week before the Tiananmen incident in 1989, a Chinese official said to me that he did not think China’s leaders were intellectually equipped to handle the situation. We now have a situation where US officials, in the wake of defeat in Afghanistan, are not intellectually equipped to handle new and […]

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September 22, 2021

An Australian Story of Cruelty: the Biloela Family

By Stuart Rees On Monday, former immigration minister Amanda Vanstone was wringing her hands on ABC TV. Not on behalf of the persecuted Biloela family, though. She was crying crocodile tears to defend a powerful, inflexible government. As if Vanstone’s scornful judgement about the stupidity of making exceptions to the rule in immigration matters was insufficient, […]

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September 18, 2021

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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