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Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

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Council’s power

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Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

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The opening of land for development in West Byron might provide an opportunity to resolve the holiday-letting dilemma. It might be possible to create here a holiday-letting precinct.

If purpose-built holiday-letting accommodation could be placed here it would guarantee that all building conformed to all the required safety regulations.

Anyone building in this area could also as a condition be required to subscribe to a 24-hour security service and a shuttle bus. Holiday letting could then be banned in other parts of town.

Of course holiday-letters would whinge and bitch about Council destroying the value of their investments but all investment by its nature is a gamble and Council has no brief to guarantee the investments of a small number of people.

As to rocks at the Belongil, this is only dealing with the symptoms of the problem – nothing will improve or be resolved here till the core of the problem, the groyne at Main Beach, is modified so it no longer impedes the flow of sand northward.

David Gilet, Byron Bay

 


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