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February 5, 2023

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box#189 The joys of aging

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A University of Queensland finding says that the federal environmental laws are failing to mitigate against Australia’s extinction crisis.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Have your Perfect Say

We live in a community where there is nowhere to live and the whole world is watching what we do next, wondering if we will do what their superstar tourist destinations did and regulate the housing market

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Mandy muses on one’s increasingly crumpled pages and proposes a few party ideas for the latter half of the book of Life.

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