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June 25, 2021

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Tweed still waiting for action on shark safety

Frustration at the lack of action in relation to sharks and beach user safety in Tweed Shire is clear as Council wait for the state government to follow through on their shark mitigation strategies.

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Mental health workshop for girls in Lennox

The mental health organisation Beautiful Minds is holding a one day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.

Frida’s Field winter menu

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Life aquatic: Franck’s big underwater adventures

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New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.

Two mumma koalas with joeys hit on Terranora Road

Tweed Council is warning motorists that koalas are on the move and is asking drivers to take extra caution through new koala zones marked on Terranora Road, following several sightings and two accidents involving the much-loved marsupials in recent weeks. 

Lennox Gardens object to Council approved shed

Eve Jeffery The members of the Lennox Community Gardens are distressed by what they say is the destruction of an...

Fast Buck$, Coorabell

I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the job. Instead we find now that the sitting councillors will decide on a replacement on Thursday 13 May at 9am, public welcome of course. (Watch out for whoever Councillor Hunter supports).

This puts a new light on Simon Richardson’s rash mayoral minute kicking me out of the last meeting. The wording he used is malicious and self-serving but I see now that his aim was to engender sympathy for Sarah Ndiaye by painting her as a person who I just pick on because I’m a bully, ratbag, sexist or whatever.

On the contrary I have only ever mocked Sarah in terms of her performance as a councillor. And once again I have the goods on her – recently she spoke as though Council had formally decided that it was ‘too expensive’ to prosecute holiday letters. In reality it was only Sarah and Simon who had decided this among themselves. Council’s formal response to my question reveals itself to be the usual masterpiece of evasion. Never in a hundred years would you get an honest answer along the lines of ‘Councillor Ndiaye spoke out of turn and without authority’. Especially if she did.

There’s currently a lot of feeling out there that ‘patriarchal males’ like myself should cut ‘the girls’ a bit of slack no matter how woeful their performance. There are plenty of successful women out there who haven’t had to play that card, and it’s not a game in which I’m prepared to indulge. Shape up or ship out does it for me, especially when there’s attitude involved.


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