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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to...

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Byron’s rail reactivation saga continues

Byron Council will consider funding further investigations into getting trains back on the tracks in the Shire, despite strong criticisms of the reports on the matter that have been prepared to date.

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 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.

Russell Preston, Brisbane.

So where’s my monthly rate notices? It was regularly sent by Local Land Services since 2013, but never paid because whatever services they allegedly provide to my forested 12 ha are only imaginary.

Since September, when the financial services royal commissioner Kenneth Hayne damned the greed of Australia’s big banks by describing them for believing they were above the law, some of their shame seems to have rubbed off on to the NSW Department of Agriculture LLS, who abruptly ceased posting me demands for money which since 1980 have amounted to many hundreds.

So are there other rebels out there like me who won’t pay up, no longer receiving notices? Let’s hear from you.

Has it been my half a dozen letters to the NSW Premier’s office since last year that has finally, after almost 40 years of fraudulent demands, convinced them to give up? No minister will answer my challenges to their threats, instead passing the buck to the LLS bureaucracy who invents these fictitious figures for us to pay.

Read up on my legal defences on www.rurallandsgroup.net.

 


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Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.