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Value of the intangible and Suffolk Parks future

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Two whales simultaneously entangled in shark nets off SEQ coast today

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Attempt to manage Byron’s fragile coastline impeded by State Government, report finds

Insufficient funding and guidance from the State Government is inhibiting Byron Council's attempt to effectively manage its famous but fragile coastline, a Council report has revealed.

Dry July to help you and Our House

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The ‘Court of Public Opinion’

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Tweed Council to sponsor community events

With disasters like fires, floods and pandemics, still smouldering in our recent memory, Tweed Shire Council wants to know if you have an event that will help the Tweed community reconnect and celebrate after tough times?

First let me say how incredibly proud, inspired and supported I feel as part of the Lismore and Northern Rivers Community. Stories of strength, courage and ongoing generosity abound, from ordinary people pushed to the limits during and in the aftermath of the recent disastrous flooding events. 

Compassion and kindness flood the hearts of Lismore volunteers, business- and homeowners as they struggle to clean and rebuild. Even amongst those who lost all, we find people selflessly reaching out to help others with generous donations of labour, accommodation, food, clothing and love. As businesses even partially open, they enjoy community support. So many buildings proudly display heart banners. How proud and fortunate I am to be a part of such a supportive, creative, and caring community.

Yet, sadly, throughout this time of positivity, support, and community spirit, it has come to my attention that a minority is bucking the trend. I recently learnt of ongoing systematic harassment and victimisation of a vulnerable and defenceless elder female living alone. This has been going on for over a year. This resident no longer feels safe around her home, but instead isolated and targeted.

When law enforcement was called, harassment temporarily stopped, only to resume later.

The police are unfortunately unable to help without credible evidence. No one deserves this type of harassment, least of all an elder who has survived six years of cancer treatment. What can we, as a community, do to protect our most vulnerable?

Katherine King, Lismore Heights

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    • What a strange statement. How can any harassment of any kind be deserved, let alone of one of our weak, defenceless senior citizens!

  1. Old people always can look like the victim, but what is the other side of this story? I truly doubt she would be as innocent as it’s put out to look like.


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