The Coalition’s track record on rural and regional communications has been one of failure and deceit. When it comes to our public broadcaster, the conservative side of politics is letting down the bush.
Reproduction is hard-wired into our psyche; it is a biological imperative. Not surprisingly, our societal response to pregnancy is conditioned and automatic. It’s cause for celebration and joy. There is no acceptable alternate response.
The state government might be trying to cut red tape for councils with its proposed changes to the Local Government Act, but the move is more likely to widen the gulf between local governments and the communities they serve.
The bats are back. Those four words are enough to evoke a strong reaction in anyone aware of the plight of Lorn residents who, for two years, endured the noise, smell and soil associated with having their trees colonised by grey-headed flying foxes.