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April 12, 2021

The good Samaritan

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Inspector condemns prisoner health services

In the forward to the Inspector of Custodial Services Report published last month, Fiona Rafter Inspector of Custodial Services says that the provision of health services to inmates in New South Wales custodial facilities is a complex and challenging responsibility.

Other News

Lilac house bound by red tape

Mullumbimby resident Nicole Haberecht is facing a $3,000 fine and the prospect of repainting her house after Council made a demand that she change the colour after it was painted a shade of lilac.

Character test for PM without much

Over Easter I visited a friend who’s spent decades doing her best to protect old growth forests, preserve human connection with nature in the raw and help save our planet from the climate emergency.

Women’s rights focus at Renew Fest

Two further headlining guests have been announced for Renew Fest, which describes itself as a ‘festival of full system...

Dead rats in the Byron bubble?

Poppa Veet Mayo, Main Arm Am I the only one who can smell a dead rat in this bubble called...

Kingscliff RPA bringing it all back home

One of the Tweed Shire’s oldest residents’ associations is celebrating a long-awaited return to the Kingscliff Community Hall.

Shearwater almost perfect with 99kW solar

Shearwater, the Mullumbimby Steiner School, has made the switch to solar, installing a 99 kW system to power the school into the future.

Fred Sparrow, Ocean Shores

A wonderful thing happened to me in Brunswick Heads.

After filling my car at the service station pump I discovered that my wallet was no longer in my pocket. The attendant girl was pleasant and understandably required me to leave an item of value if I wished to drive away. I returned to my vehicle to see if it was in the car.

A chap walked up to me and said. ‘I am going to give you eighty dollars. Here is my business card. Phone me when you have the money and I will tell you how to send it to me’. He then handed me eighty dollars.

He had not asked my name, my phone number, where I live. Nothing! A complete stranger had just given me eighty dollars!

Luckily, within a minute, I located my own wallet, which had fallen from my pocket down the side of the seat.

I managed to return the money to the chap before he drove away. I kept the business card, though, and emailed my gratitude. Neale Wilkinson replied that a lady was also about to hand me money but he got to me first.

I subsequently learne that Neale is the courtesy bus driver for Friday Hut Dining. If the food is anywhere near as good as the personnel the meals must be delicious.

The kindness of Neale, and of the lady who also had good intentions, is fantastic. My gratitude goes to them both. There are truly wonderful people out there and it was my pleasure to be involved briefly with them.

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