I’d like to congratulate Chris Dobney on his front page article reporting that there are plans afoot to pump sand from Tallow Beach to Clarke’s Beach to alleviate non existent erosion.
It is an outstanding example of the New Journalism favoured by Facebook users and those who inhabit the Twittersphere. Factless reportage.
How clever of him to dig up a story that people who have lived in the area for in excess of half a century have never heard of.
He’s on to something for sure. No detail as to who is behind the proposal and of course, no detail as to who might be proposing to finance the proposal or why.
Good stuff. I didn’t realise that it was a joke until I saw that the pipe was going to run through national park lands and the lands of the Arakwal people and that neither of those bodies had raised objection to the proposal.
I look forward to copping another dollop of this indiscriminate verbal outpouring this coming week.
Lester Brien, Byron Bay
Editor responds: Thanks for your comment Lester. You will find the plans of the bona fide proposal if you do a little bit of research for yourself. rather than firing off ‘factless’ missives. That it hasn’t been mentioned until now is exactly the point.