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Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 19 January, 2022

Welcome back to the Brunswick Picture House Brett and Chris from the Brunswick Picture House, and their entire team, believe...

January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.

Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

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.

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

Editorial: Dear Committee Secretariat

The federal Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts has commenced a new inquiry into Australia’s regional newspapers (print...

To quote Greta, ‘How dare they?!’ SBS is running an advertising campaign for Airbnb, encouraging visitors to take their cats with them when they go bush. And they are using one of the great songs of the sixties to do it – ‘Wild Thing’.

What an abomination. Bad enough that Airbnb is totally upsetting the residential balance in the Shire for humans, but it seems they want to make life even more precarious for small animals.

Perhaps the answer is to introduce tourists’ cats to some of the other locals, like Morelia spilota or Varanus gouldii. That might restore the balance of animals. But what about the humans?

Andrew Hall, Ocean Shores 


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1 COMMENT

  1. Why, why, do feral pests keep getting protection and promotion. Kosciusko National Park -an introduced feral pest, the horses, are getting ‘Heritage Protection’. It would be laughable if it wasn’t the reality – thank you John ‘Tree Rats’ Barilaro, Matt Kean, Domino Perrottet, NOT. Now this SBS / Air BNB with the cats thing. I guess the grand plan must be to replace our vulnerable native fauna with introduced pests and then we can call horses, cats, etc our New Native Fauna, yeah.

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