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April 21, 2021

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Interview with Dave Callan

Dave Callan is a big hairy Irish bloke. He’s funny. You would have seen him on Rove and heard him on Triple J – but now you get to see him dance! With backup dancers and a show full of spectacular choreography and a hairy Viking, catch A–Z of Dance at Byron Comedy Fest. Dave told us a little more…

Barbara Turner, Byron Bay

Wouldn’t it be better to collect leaf litter instead of back- or hazard-reduction burning?

Most plant litter has the potential to enrich and become nutrients to protect scorched, burnt out and degraded areas.

Commercial mowers with bagging attachments would be a quick, safe and easy way to collect the leaf litter to spread over the burnt out areas to enrich soil and lock-in moisture.

Less danger also of starting fires which can get out of hand.


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