I posted a link to Mandy Nolan’s latest column on Brunswick Community Facebook page and the moderator Ian Barnes had to shut down comments which I presume were so offensive – I didn’t get to read them thankfully!
Nicqui Yadzi followed up with comments about the safety of the Housie shed and the same rabid crowd (locals connected to Mullum footy club) got stuck into her for criticising the carnival – clearly a sacred cow!
After commenting on their appalling behaviour I have now been banned and can no longer view or comment on this community forum.
I suggest you take a look at the page and see for yourself how Yocals respond when women dare to have an opinion or are critical of the Bruns Carnival – we certainly have a long way to go in allowing women to participate in public debates.
PS: all the funds raised by monthly markets in Bruns are used to fund the Woodchop – the amount is commercial in confidence! BSC approves all activities on Crown Lands and the amount of rent is also undisclosed.
Banner park is completely obstructed by these activities for the entire summer peak holiday period and provides just a few hours of ‘entertainment’ a day. maybe it’s time to review these traditional activities.