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  • Effect on Wildlife From Vegetation Clearing

    Following the retrograde actions of the Newman Government’s repeal of vegetation conservation legislation in Queensland, the toll of dead and injured wildlife increased to critical levels.  WWF reports that the number of native animals injured in South East Queensland almost TRIPLED in this four year period.  I am horrified, just horrified, that from 2012 to […]

  • Urgent Action Needed to Save Koalas! koala

    Governments and councils are apparently hamstrung by the seemingly irresistible lure of development at all cost and appear to be doing little to nothing to protect koalas from terminal decline. This is an appalling situation and it would seem it is up to us, the public, to do something to halt their looming extinction. It’s […]

  • Dulong: Forgotten for Too Long! Future Dulong

    Dulong: Who are We? While Australia is becoming more diverse, it seems we’re not a culturally diverse community.  According to the first release of data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, (ABS) 2016, we’re a white community, the ‘most common ancestries in Dulong…[are] English 38.2%, Australian 22.0%, Scottish 11.4%, Irish 7.7% and German 3.5%’.  That’s […]

  • The Jabberwocky Effect Budget 2017

    ‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves/Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogroves,/And the mome raths outgrabe. Every year a gianormous, overhyped, overfed monster lumbers across our collective consciousness. We first hear it coming after Easter, when we have finished feasting on fattening chocolate and thinking about slimming down. For a […]

  • A Matter of Principle Council Protest

    We gathered in the afternoon sunshine at the forecourt of the Nambour Library, just below the Sunshine Coast Regional Council’s meeting rooms, on the afternoon of 13 April. About 60 of us, from Twin Waters to Dulong, were there because the SCRC had called a sudden, special meeting to discuss major changes to the Sunshine […]

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