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January 26, 2022

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Listening to the truth tellers

A long time ago my husband had to attend a meeting in Redfern. He works in the health and academic sector and it was a consultation with some First Nations clinicians and community workers. He arrived a little earlier for the meeting to the centre – not your typical clinical setting but a regular house. On arrival he was greeted by an older woman who led him to a table and offered him a cup of tea. They chatted. Had a laugh. She offered him a biscuit.

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Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

Lennox Head forge ahead across four grades in local cricket

Local cricket is approaching the midway point of the 2021–22 season and sees Lennox Head playing strongly across all four senior grades.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Listening to the truth tellers

A long time ago my husband had to attend a meeting in Redfern. He works in the health and academic sector and it was a consultation with some First Nations clinicians and community workers. He arrived a little earlier for the meeting to the centre – not your typical clinical setting but a regular house. On arrival he was greeted by an older woman who led him to a table and offered him a cup of tea. They chatted. Had a laugh. She offered him a biscuit.

Rainbow Temple squeezed by Lismore Council 

For two decades, the Rainbow Temple in Rosebank has stood as a striking reflection of the region’s proudly beating spiritual heart.

Biz step up to feed frontline staff

Local paramedics will be able to get free coffee and snacks at selected local cafes, as part of a major community effort to support frontline health workers during the ongoing and increasing COVID-19 outbreak.

How two local farmers’ markets are supporting young farmers

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Matt Hartley, Byron Bay

I think it’s all about canals, West Byron, and a pile of money. Since The Echo published a letter from me on 28 October, 2020 about Gold Coast canal development in Belongil, I’ve encountered surprisingly intense repression. I’ve wondered; ‘Cui bono?’.

West Byron. Turning the Belongil Estuary into a Gold Coast canal system would enable canals to extend right up to, and under, Ewingsdale Road, and then into the West Byron area. Billions of dollars in ‘value’ would be gained by the land exploiters (‘developers’ is too kind a word).

To you, wise reader, this is probably flippin’ obvious, but I must thank former ‘Greens’ councillor and elder, Richard Staples, for drawing my attention to a paywall-protected article, which declared that Belongil must be ‘canalised’ on Gold Coast principles, because of the cost of intermittently opening it.

If the posited theory is correct, then the spotlight narrows. ‘Cui bono?’ perhaps being answered ‘Cui reus est?’ is the question.

In our country, in our culture, you do not repress public comment. Hell will be paid.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Source of this mystery article? Some quotes? If you can’t provide these then this sounds like pure fantasy ( and probably is anyway) – no one trains and formalises watercourses these days – lessons have been learned.

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