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“Climate change like nuclear powered enemy” for firefighters – Former Fire Chief

A firefighting expert has told the natural disaster royal commission that climate change is like a nuclear-powered enemy, making our current firefighting practices “insufficient”. By Kerrin Thomas and Anna Henderson of The ABC The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements is this week hearing evidence about state and territory […]

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“State Government ‘pork-barrelled’ government seat based Councils prior to last election”

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian directly approved more than $100 million in council grants in Coalition-held electorates before last year’s state election, sparking a parliamentary inquiry over allegations of rorting. By Angus Thompson First published at The Sydney Morning Herald. See; https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/nsw-premier-gladys-berejiklian-embroiled-in-grant-rorting-claims-20200703-p558py.html A series of emails seen by the Herald show […]

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Saving the Koala from extinction in NSW is simple – but the State Government must step up

Last Tuesday, a year-long New South Wales parliamentary inquiry revealed the state’s koalas are on track for extinction in the wild by 2050, without urgent government intervention. By Christine Hosking Habitat destruction and fragmentation for agriculture, urban development, mining and forestry has been the number one koala killer since European […]