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After spending weeks denying that the Government was prepared to do deal with The Shooters over their proposal to legalise hunting in national parks, Nathan Rees and Co. look like they’ve backflipped.

The Premier’s Chief of Staff, Graeme Wedderburn, met with The Shooters MP’s offering a compromise deal that would allow hunting in national parks on a “trial basis”. Labor needs the support of The Shooters in the Legislative Council to overturn a ban on publishing simplistic school league tables.

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Mining the food bowl

The ABC’s Four Corners had a program this week analysing the current battle between farmers, mining companies and the NSW Government over the rights to mine fertile agricultural land.

The program was specifically looking at the issue of long-wall mining in the Liverpool Plains. The Liverpool Plains are regarded as the country’s most fertile agricultural land due to a combination of nutrient rich volcanic soil and massive aquifers below ground that provide a steady supply of water.

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