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National Park rangers reject recreational hunting in parks

Park Rangers in NSW Public Service Association will take industrial action to show their lack of confidence in NSW Premier's backroom deal with shooters party to give them hunting access in our National Parks. This seems the right thing to do. The current government attitude to New South Wales's beautiful parks and indigenous animals seems unAustralian and somehow blasphemous, for these are our icons and Mother Nature's home. This foreshadowed desecration of our national parks is linked to deals to privatise NSW electricity. See also "Barry O'Farrell, NSW electricity privatisation and shooting in National Parks Australia"

See also: Not in Our Parks of 5 June in the Glen Innes Examiner, Riled rangers target national park hunts of 5 June in the Western Advocate, Hunters and objectors of 5 June in the Central Western Daily.

Fun: are we getting enough?

Is life as much fun as it should be or are our opportunities for enjoyment in daily life eroding? Brolga-Brolga explores the notion of a Gross National Fun Quotient and finds that Australia is deficient in this vital national resource.

Ballieu Government nurse-bashing violates UN Labor rights convention

Australia had the world's first Labor government ever and ratified the United Nations' International Labour Organisation's "Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention" in 1973, but in 2011 nurses are threatened with jail when they take industrial action.
Footage of 24 Nov 2011 nurses' march on Parliament on Channel 9 plus coverage of associated and earlier related news on Channel 9 (interrupted by Pringles and Westpac ads).

Nurses and Community March on Parliament this Thursday

Yes! Nurses have penetrated Candobetter.net!
Community Rally - Wear Red this Thursday - 23 November 2011! Meet at 12:30pm outside Myer in the Bourke Street Mall then march to Parliament for a Rally at 1.00 pm. Please encourage your family and friends to attend this very important rally to tell the Baillieu Government that the Victorian community supports nurses in their fight to maintain and improve nurse patient ratios and ensure a high quality public health system.
Victorian Public Sector Nurses and Midwives Community Rally.

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