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May 19, 2022

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The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

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Commuter car park rorts, sports rorts, emissions reduction scheme rorts (that don’t reduce emissions) and bike track rorts. The...

‘Unprecedented’ but not unpredicted – we are now suffering from our failure to listen to scientists’ predictions of the impacts of climate change 30...

As Australians head into another election season just as many parts of the east coast are recovering from ‘unprecedented’ flooding since February, and the national psyche is still reeling from the trauma of the ‘unprecedented’ Black Summer bushfires before that, it is critical now more than ever to vote according to your environmental conscience and fear for the future.

Sculpture distilled at Husk

The inaugural outdoor exhibition, Sculpture Distilled, opens this week at Husk Farm Distillery and promises the opportunity to get...

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Tripling water harvesting may leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

So, now our ‘Independent’ advocates of ‘transparent government’ are holding important meetings that affect the fabric of our beloved town (Mullum) behind closed doors.

C’mon guys, you can do better than this. Only Duncan Dey answered my pre-election concerns openly and only he agreed to be filmed by esteemed filmmaker David Bradbury. I’m disillusioned with the Greens, and all party politics, as are most people I know, but Duncan has the authenticity to walk his talk and I’m glad we have him on Council.

Do we really want a large block of flats in the centre of town? It would be a big change for little Mullum and what’s left of the car park will no doubt be taken up by residents’ cars.

Let’s look at long-term solutions and not go for a quick fix. There’s acres of land on the edges of town – a healthy walk from amenities.

And how about involving those you claim to represent with open process? We’d appreciate that.

L Grace, Wilsons Creek


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