Category Archives: Beyond the Valley

At last! We have a Climate Change Policy and Plan

At the June 26, MidCoast Council Meeting held in Forster, Councillor Peter Epov successfully moved a Notice of Motion for Council to develop a Climate Change Policy and a Climate Change Action Plan on a vote of 8 to 1,

Our Press – Fragile and Not So Free

Our Prime Minister assures us that the AFP raids of last week had absolutely nothing to do with him. Well, of course not – he and his government are never responsible for anything.  As the economy staggers towards recession –

GLADYS WINS, BUT ARE WE THE LOSERS?

A breakdown of who won and who lost.  NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, won an historic victory, against significant odds to become the first sitting female Premier to lead a political party to be re-elected to Government in NSW. For the

THE DEATH OF THE DARLING RIVER

We have all seen the shocking state of the river system that was the life blood for a huge area of QLD, NSW and SA.  The deaths of millions of fish, some so old they have survived all other water

A Memorial for the whole of New South Wales

Bernadette Foley takes a special tour of a special memorial  In recognition of Anzac Day this month, let me tell you of a walk I took recently through the striking new additions to the Anzac Memorial, New South Wales’ most

Bob’s coming for a cuppa, and you’re invited!

In April The Bob Brown Foundation is leading a convoy to drive from Hobart to the Galilee Basin, west of Mackay, in a showdown to stop the Adani mine. And he hopes concerned Aussies will drive with him. There will be

Stop Adani Car Convoy Itinerary

– Subject to change Wednesday 17th April 2019 – Hobart -Devonport-Melbourne (overnight)  Public Event: Parliament Lawns / event Departure Point: TBC Thursday 18th April 2019 – Melbourne event – to Albury Public Event and Departure Point held together: venue TBC

Travel to a new life, Imran!

Like everyone who has met him, or knows Imran Mohammed’s story,- Rohingya refugee, who suffered for five years in detention on Manus Island after fleeing his homeland, Myanmar, separated from his scattered family, we wish him safety, joy and fulfilment

THE ENERGY CONUNDRUM

Charles Pope One of the great pieces of legislation that has evaded policy makers is the need to produce energy at minimum cost, maximum reliability, and minimum carbon emissions. Renewables (mainly solar and wind) with battery backup are touted as

The Pearling Game

During the early 1970’s Warwick Finlay was working as a sound recordist assigned to the ABC’s top-shelf show, “A Big Country.”  Here he reminisces about one particular shoot. By Warwick Finlay It was my lot to travel around the country

High Speed Rail – A vision for NOW!

Imagine having the opportunity to board a train at a station in Taree and one short hour later, arriving at Central Station in the heart of Sydney.  Remarkable? Transformational? Well this is what a High Speed Rail line from Melbourne

Thailand… honeymoon haven or handmaiden to Saudis? Thailand should return football player refugee to Australia, not Bahrain

Elaine Pearson Recently, with the world watching, Thailand did the right thing and took action to protect a vulnerable 18-year-old woman Saudi woman, Rahaf Alqunun, and stopped her forced return to Kuwait. She has been given refugee status by Canada.