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April 21, 2021

Water pools but not plants

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Local youth among those hardest hit by housing affordability crisis

A 20 per cent spike in rents is driving an increase in youth homelessness across the North Coast, the organisers of a national campaign to end homelessness say.

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Jack McCoy bringing surf show to Lennox

Legendary film maker Jack McCoy is bringing his acclaimed surf talk, film and live music event to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 8 May.

Professor Graham Samuel says dementia care is personal

In a moving address to the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, Dementia Australia Chair Professor Graham Samuel AC shared his personal experience of dementia – the anguish, bewilderment, frustration and torment experienced by his mother as she descended into the abyss of the disease.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Byron’s Back

‘Byron’s dead’. That’s the statement that I often hear. Or ‘I never go there anymore it’s lost’ or ‘Byron died years ago’. It always makes me feel a bit sad and defensive. I have such a love for this place, although I curse it when I get stuck in snaking traffic at 8am on a weekday morning or I can’t find a park near where I am going.

Death for koalas

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Over population

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Coalition ‘hellbent’

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Catherine Perversi, Mullumbimby

Does anyone else recognise the twisted irony inherent in our current water restrictions?

Watering of established gardens or lawns is not permitted. Topping up existing swimming pools is permitted if required, to reduce structural damage.

As I see it, energy-producing, climate-change ameliorating living green matter is being punished for living. On the other hand, the sweet luxury of a human-made pool is lauded for its masterful capital; a condition of neoliberalism. Privilege is as privilege does.

When the time comes for humans to restrict their daily water intake, let’s hope we’ve evolved sufficiently to drink salt or chlorinated water.


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