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Julian Assange’s Freedom is Important to Us All

By Bonnie Cassen and Sandra Lee With the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the US now approved by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel there is a small window for him to make an appeal. In Australia the divide between government and its citizens has never been wider with distrust growing daily. Attacks on

Cruelty to Refugees; UK government imitates Australia.  

By Stuart Rees To deter asylum seekers from crossing the English Channel to seek refuge in Britain, the Boris Johnson government has decided to fly potentially hundreds of people 4,500 miles to detention in Rwanda. Advice on this policy came from Australian ministers boasting about their Australian solution, the out of sight, out of mind

Let’s End Native Forest Logging Once and For All

By Takesa Frank Growing up surrounded by the Brooman State Forest has been the most wonderful experience. Many people would say their home is the four walls that provide them with shelter, however, my home goes beyond that; it includes the large amount of bushland around me. It encompasses the forest I ran through as

Mining the Blue Mountains; A World Heritage Disaster

One of the greatest atrocities to have ever occurred is the mining of the Blue Mountains. Little known by most is the extent of the damage and the ongoing toxic legacy it left behind. Mining The Blue Mountains is a documentary which follows Dr Ian Wright and his team of water researchers into the wilderness

Callala Development Will Kill Endangered Wildlife

By Bonnie Cassen Concerned locals are asking Shoalhaven Council to stop a proposed development in Callala that will destroy 40 hectares of mature native forest that is home to several threatened species including the greater glider. The land, near Emmet Street in Callala Bay is home to four species of gliding possums, including the yellow-bellied

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Environment

June 21, 2022

Let’s End Native Forest Logging Once and For All

By Takesa Frank Growing up surrounded by the Brooman State Forest has been the most wonderful experience. Many people would say their home is the four walls that provide them with shelter, however, my home goes beyond that; it includes the large amount of bushland around me. It encompasses the forest I ran through as […]

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June 10, 2022

Mining the Blue Mountains; A World Heritage Disaster

One of the greatest atrocities to have ever occurred is the mining of the Blue Mountains. Little known by most is the extent of the damage and the ongoing toxic legacy it left behind. Mining The Blue Mountains is a documentary which follows Dr Ian Wright and his team of water researchers into the wilderness […]

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June 9, 2022

Callala Development Will Kill Endangered Wildlife

By Bonnie Cassen Concerned locals are asking Shoalhaven Council to stop a proposed development in Callala that will destroy 40 hectares of mature native forest that is home to several threatened species including the greater glider. The land, near Emmet Street in Callala Bay is home to four species of gliding possums, including the yellow-bellied […]

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May 26, 2022

National Party Encumbrance a Problem for Liberals in NSW Too

By Justin Field There is no shortage of NSW Liberal MPs out in the media warning they could be next to fall in the push from independent candidates that saw a massive shake up of politics in Australia last weekend.  However there is a false assertion from some, namely ‘moderate’ Liberals in potentially vulnerable seats, […]

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Community

June 22, 2022

Cruelty to Refugees; UK government imitates Australia.  

By Stuart Rees To deter asylum seekers from crossing the English Channel to seek refuge in Britain, the Boris Johnson government has decided to fly potentially hundreds of people 4,500 miles to detention in Rwanda. Advice on this policy came from Australian ministers boasting about their Australian solution, the out of sight, out of mind […]

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June 21, 2022

Let’s End Native Forest Logging Once and For All

By Takesa Frank Growing up surrounded by the Brooman State Forest has been the most wonderful experience. Many people would say their home is the four walls that provide them with shelter, however, my home goes beyond that; it includes the large amount of bushland around me. It encompasses the forest I ran through as […]

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June 15, 2022

It's Time to Forget Huskisson

By Jake Lynch Most Husky residents will know their town is named after William Huskisson, Colonial Secretary in the British government led by the Duke of Wellington. But the time has surely arrived to give this historical connection the boot. There’s already a movement to re-badge Australian places with ties to the colonial past: so, […]

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June 15, 2022

Greenwell Point Community Seeks Help to Connect

By Carol Williams Greenwell Point is a small village in the Shoalhaven well known for its oysters. It also has a strong community that is working to provide access to an unused scout hall in our village for a much-needed family friendly space to bring the community and visitors together. We have established a non-profit […]

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June 15, 2022

Floods, Mental Health and Love in Lismore

By Stuart Rees A principle known for centuries by Indigenous people, teaches that the health of the land affects the wellbeing of people, a principle familiar to citizens of Lismore in northern NSW. After catastrophic floods submerged homes and commercial properties, one thousand citizens still live in emergency accommodation and thousands more survive in homes […]

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Politics

Julian Assange and the Culture of Revenge

By Stuart Rees To lessen the macabre prospect of Julian Assange spending 175 years in a US maximum security prison, the US Department of Justice suggests that he could serve prison time in Australia. In a decade long tragedy, this latest act looks like nurture for an all-consuming culture of revenge in which legal theatre has […]

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June 22, 2022

Cruelty to Refugees; UK government imitates Australia.  

By Stuart Rees To deter asylum seekers from crossing the English Channel to seek refuge in Britain, the Boris Johnson government has decided to fly potentially hundreds of people 4,500 miles to detention in Rwanda. Advice on this policy came from Australian ministers boasting about their Australian solution, the out of sight, out of mind […]

Read More
June 15, 2022

It's Time to Forget Huskisson

By Jake Lynch Most Husky residents will know their town is named after William Huskisson, Colonial Secretary in the British government led by the Duke of Wellington. But the time has surely arrived to give this historical connection the boot. There’s already a movement to re-badge Australian places with ties to the colonial past: so, […]

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June 6, 2022

Australia Needs to Stop Killing the World

Federal elections are churning rollercoasters, six weeks of hype, promises and fear. This one just past, even more so, such a crucial time in history, so much to do, and fast. The elation of a Liberal loss, the realisation that Labor still loves coal, and gas; that the fight to protect the planet and future […]

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