South Coast NSW bats are suffering in drought and bushfire. Barrie was one of the lucky ones

Doug Dingwall
Updated December 9 2019 - 7:34pm, first published 3:00pm

A high pitched screech came from a short palm tree as we walked along a row of burnt back fences at Lake Tabourie.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on

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