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Mining greed at irreversible costs

In the 1850s Australia was gripped by gold fever. ¬†When gold was found in the southern tablelands area around Braidwood, tiny villages and settlements suddenly boomed as miners, merchants and mercenaries arrived to seek their fortunes. One of these was … Continue reading

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Abbott’s politicisation of the flood

With half of Queensland under water and ¬†dramaticimages of people being evacuated from semi-submerged houses and cattle swimming across flooded paddocks being beamed around the world, Tony Abbott, reliable as ever, has pledged to build more dams.¬† Fortunately, Tony Abbott … Continue reading

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