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Getting the word out on wildlife

The Young and Wild project by young women and run by Byron Youth Service (BYS) has produced wildlife stickers and murals, all to raise awareness of the plight of our native animals.

Coopers Shoot wedding venue proposed 

Another local holiday accommodation operator is looking to cash in on the lucrative rural wedding market, this time in Coopers Shoot. 

AMBER ALERT: Missing Children, Paradise Point

The Queensland Police Service is seeking urgent public assistance to help locate a 3-year-old girl, 5-year-old boy and 6-year-old boy who went missing from Victor Avenue in Paradise Point at 4pm yesterday, who may be at significant risk.

72 house-raises and retrofits announced  

Seventy-two homeowners in the Ballina electorate will receive government funding to raise and retrofit their flood-affected homes, says local NSW Greens MP, Tamara Smith. 

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Anthony Albanese’s poorly conceived Indigenous Voice to Parliament proposal will not do anything to fix the issues in Aboriginal Australia that he talks about.

Government mishandling, and dishing out money to Aboriginal Australia like it’s confetti, without any accountability, is exactly how we have arrived at the situation we see in remote communities around Australia today.

Governments around Australia have spent billions upon billions of dollars on all manner of Aboriginal causes and schemes over many decades.

It poses the obvious question – ‘where has all this taxpayer money gone and why hasn’t it closed the “Gap’”?’

Many of the same Indigenous elites who have been advising governments for decades on where to spend this money are exactly the same people who are now saying that we need to bring in this new Indigenous ‘Voice’ to Parliament. Because it will be so much different this time.

The past record of these people, who are already very powerful in the corridors of parliament and government bureaucracy, would clearly indicate it won’t be any different this time around.

Some of these people benefit financially by keeping the wheels of the government-controlled Indigenous industry turning.

The answer to the problem is not more government bureaucracy – but less.

Australians need to reject the Indigenous Voice proposal – by voting NO.

Matt Eggleston, West Perth


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