New Bush Telegraph Independent Stories since 1987
COMMUNITYSUSTAINABILITYENVIRONMENTPOLITICSCOUNCILARTSCLIMATE CHANGE


Farewell to three modern day Athenas

by Ruth Watson Sykes

In the last days of September, the world lost three wise and powerful women – three Athenas. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Susan Ryan and Helen Reddy all made their mark leaving the world a better place for having lived in it.

The future for Kiama; will it be utopia or dystopia - or a bit of both?

by Mark Whalan

Kiama residents are up in arms over the recent bulldozing of a heritage home in Thompson Street Kiama. Horrified locals took to the streets and social media, asking how such a tragedy could happen.

Shoalhaven stepping up for climate

Bonnie Cassen

It’s exciting to have some local Shoalhaven climate events happening around the area with the Shoalhaven Extinction Rebellion group launching last Saturday with a ‘die-in’ in Berry. The group is part of the broader international movement that established in Australia late in 2018.

Is there anything 'good' about 2020? - yes, I think so.

By Jane Ewins There is no argument that 2020 is a very challenging year. The grinding uncertainty has taken a toll on most of us, with many people reporting feelings of depression and a sense of ‘darkness’ or impending doom. Perhaps there is a bigger picture to all we are going through. What if 2020

Shoalhaven councillors snub South Brooman residents

By Bonnie Cassen The South Brooman community is disappointed after a majority of councillors voted to prevent debate, deferring a motion to discuss the impact that logging in fire-affected forests is having on the southern Shoalhaven community.  The motion, considered by the Development and Environment Committee at Shoalhaven City Council on Tuesday night, requested that

previous arrowprevious arrow
next arrownext arrow
Slider

Environment

October 18, 2020

Shoalhaven stepping up for climate

Bonnie Cassen

It’s exciting to have some local Shoalhaven climate events happening around the area with the Shoalhaven Extinction Rebellion group launching last Saturday with a ‘die-in’ in Berry. The group is part of the broader international movement that established in Australia late in 2018.

Read More
October 12, 2020

Shoalhaven councillors snub South Brooman residents

By Bonnie Cassen The South Brooman community is disappointed after a majority of councillors voted to prevent debate, deferring a motion to discuss the impact that logging in fire-affected forests is having on the southern Shoalhaven community.  The motion, considered by the Development and Environment Committee at Shoalhaven City Council on Tuesday night, requested that […]

Read More
October 11, 2020

Survive. Flourish

Healthy, sustainable societies attend to their survival and enrich themselves with the flourish of community and arts and adventure and fun and culture and love. They keep an eye on the critical matter of survival whilst being creative in their surroundings. They don’t sacrifice beauty and creativity for a hand-to-mouth existence. Healthy societies also ensure […]

Read More
October 5, 2020

Dunmore sand mine referral to planning commission but strong community opposition says NO to Boral

By Bonnie Cassen Independent NSW MLC and south coast resident Justin Field has warned that the Dunmore and Minnamurra community will not be deterred following a recommendation by the NSW Planning Department that the Dunmore sand mine expansion “is in the public interest and is approvable, subject to the recommended conditions”. The proposed expansion of […]

Read More
View all Environmental Stories

Community

October 20, 2020

The future for Kiama; will it be utopia or dystopia - or a bit of both?

by Mark Whalan

Kiama residents are up in arms over the recent bulldozing of a heritage home in Thompson Street Kiama. Horrified locals took to the streets and social media, asking how such a tragedy could happen.

Read More
October 17, 2020

Is there anything 'good' about 2020? - yes, I think so.

By Jane Ewins There is no argument that 2020 is a very challenging year. The grinding uncertainty has taken a toll on most of us, with many people reporting feelings of depression and a sense of ‘darkness’ or impending doom. Perhaps there is a bigger picture to all we are going through. What if 2020 […]

Read More
October 4, 2020

New campaign urges us to prepare as bushfire season officially begins

Shoalhaven's Summer of Fire, unprecedented and devastating for the communities.

Read More
October 4, 2020

Grassroots action strengthens the Kangaroo Valley community's bushfire resilience.

"This photo was taken just before the change on 4/1/20 at our house. I was there with some of our adult children. We began manning our pumps moments
after this photo was taken as the sky went black and the change hit. We got lots of ash and bits of black stuff falling but no fire and no live embers...we were lucky". Photo by Cathy Gorman

Read More
September 23, 2020

THE MOUSE THAT ROARED

The quiet village of Erowal Bay

Read More
View all Community Stories

Politics

Farewell to three modern day Athenas

by Ruth Watson Sykes

In the last days of September, the world lost three wise and powerful women – three Athenas. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Susan Ryan and Helen Reddy all made their mark leaving the world a better place for having lived in it.

Read More
1 2 3 44
September 12, 2020

A conversation with Stuart Rees about his new book - Cruelty or Humanity

By Bonnie Cassen On the surface, there is much that reassures us in our everyday life. The sun shines, the ocean sparkles blue, the trees splash green across the countryside, and someone somewhere can raise their mouth upwards into a smile. But scratch below the surface and a cruel world is not far behind. Cruelty […]

Read More
September 1, 2020

War and Pieces

I mean no offence to the soldiers and civilians who suffered and died (suffer and die) in face-to-face combat. Those wars waged against other countries killed real people and families. Thousands lie dead for the freedoms I have today.  Those battles were typically political, not personal. Governments fighting governments. People and places bombed to pieces. […]

Read More
August 15, 2020

Cleaning up our parliament - greater women representation is the catalyst for political change.

By Bradley Stanton Australian politics can be lively, aggressive, and at times, uncontrollably exuberant. Where larrikin members of Parliament, who somehow keep getting elected, thrive in the surroundings - and where, for too long, women have suffered in silence. In 1902, Non-Indigenous women first won the right to run in federal elections. After 29 countries […]

Read More
1 2 3 15


View all Political Stories

Join us

For only $20 (per annum) you can become a member of The New Bush Telegraph Incorporated. Membership to an incorporated association shows your support and gives you voting rights at annual general meetings, access to volunteer opportunities and special member events.

FIND OUT MORE

Sign up to become a subscriber – it’s free

Keep up to date with all the news from The New Bush Telegraph and be notified of new articles when they are published. It’s the best way to stay in touch and never miss out on those important local issues. You can unsubscribe at any time.

* indicates required

Donate to the New Bush Telegraph

The New Bush Telegraph is a not-for-profit community initiative.

Support us to grow and reach our goals by considering making a donation.

COMMUNITYSUSTAINABILITY
ENVIRONMENTPOLITICS
COUNCIL
ARTSCLIMATE CHANGE
ABOUTLETTERS TO THE EDITORCONTACT

Archives

#125 Spring 2019#120 Winter 2018#109 Spring 2015#108 Winter 2015#107 Autumn 2015#106 Winter 2010#105 Late Spring 2009#104 Winter 2009#103 Autumn 2009#102 Summer 2008#101 Winter / Spring 2008#100 Late Autumn 2008#99 Late Summer  2008#98 Summer 2007#97 Spring 2007#96 Winter 2007#95 Autumn 2007
New Bush Telegraph - Independent Publishing Since 1987
Privacy PolicyTerms & Conditions

Copyright © 2021 New Bush Telegraph Incorporated ABN: 42106732072

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram