Care for the environment – like charity – must begin at home

February 12th, 2017

Pheasant coucals are one of Australia’s most splendid birds. They are quirky characters with disproportionally long tails, a habit of engaging in disorganised, ungainly dances in bare spaces that include roads, and a hauntingly memorable call. I heard a pheasant coucal long before I ever saw one, several decades ago, in the thick vegetation lining […]

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Meat eating is good for human health & livestock can be good for the environment

November 25th, 2016

Below are a variety of research/study sources from around the world plus some well thought out personal opinion pieces that refute misinformation portrayed as truth by those intent on eradicating all meat from the menu. Please note more references are added to this blog post as they are discovered, and sometimes links to articles may be broken, […]

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Quality merino wool jumpers, coats, skirts, blankets

June 19th, 2016

I wrote this blog post listing Australian wool clothing makers who are online, because surprising numbers of people end up on my website after searching for Australian Merino wool-related subjects. Many are looking for woollen garments or information. So here’s a useful shortlist of some of the better-known retailers and manufacturers, so that you can […]

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Meat Free Monday supported by the South Australian Government

April 16th, 2015

Today I discovered the South Australian Government is now listed as a ‘partner’ on the “Do Something” Meat Free Monday “Foodwise” website. I’ve previously written about the Meat Free Monday campaign.  It purports to help the health of the planet and relies on the endorsement of celebrities who are too distracted or too busy to […]

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Argentina’s Beef Industry.

February 25th, 2015

In 2006 Argentina was the world’s third largest beef exporter (behind Brazil, then Australia).  9 years later, production levels have been slashed and export levels remain way down the list. Why? Largely because in 2006, the Argentinian Government had the bright idea of currying favour with voters by reducing the domestic price of beef.  How […]

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Meat that isn’t real (artificial, fake, faux, mock, pretend)

October 10th, 2014

You know vegans who tell the rest of us not to eat meat, because methane from cows is causing polar icecaps to melt and bovines are water hogs as they’re drinking but not excreting? And how healthy, wholesome and nutritious a meat-free diet is? And how tasty a vegan or vegetarian diet is? Guess what […]

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Animal Rights Extremist propaganda

November 23rd, 2013

It’s depressing enough seeing “celebrity” cooks (eg Maggie Beer, Curtis Stone), musicians (eg Missy Higgins) and sports people (eg Pat Cash) jumping onto fashionable bandwagons without having the wisdom to check whether they’re being told the truth, and seeking information direct from people at the coal face.  Which can now be done easily, within minutes, […]

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RSPCA’s Lynne Bradshaw, at the LiveExchange Conference in Townsville

November 3rd, 2013

Here’s another reason why all farmers should be on social media (see previous blog post). To actively counter misinformation, and share quotes. Lynne Bradshaw, National President of the RSPCA, spoke at the LiveExchange conference in Townsville last Friday.  The talk was in the form of an interview by Landline presenter, Pip Courtney. These are some […]

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Australian National Park Management and Conservation

October 28th, 2013

Apparently the Queensland LNP are continuing property purchase talks with the owners of 3 cattle stations in far South-West Queensland, for yet more millions. Several questions are immediately obvious: Where is the money coming from to purchase these cattle stations.  Some of it wouldn’t be from taxes paid by remaining cattle station owners, by any […]

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RMWAH in receivership – failure of the Henbury Cattle Station project

July 2nd, 2013

R.M. Williams Agricultural Holdings (RMWAH) has gone into receivership. No surprise. What is surprising is that blindingly obvious questions, which I posed in blog posts dating back to the company’s formation, remain unanswered.  Years later.  I hope taxpayers enjoyed kissing their millions goodbye. I’ve written a number of blog posts mentioning RMWAH; here are several of the […]

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