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April 22, 2024

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Mullumbimby railway station burns down

At around midnight last night, a fire started which engulfed the old Mullumbimby railway station. It's been twenty years since the last train came through, but the building has been an important community hub, providing office space for a number of organisations, including COREM, Mullum Music Festival and Social Futures.

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Some spending cannot be questioned

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Mullumbimby railway station burns down

At around midnight last night, a fire started which engulfed the old Mullumbimby railway station. It's been twenty years since the last train came through, but the building has been an important community hub, providing office space for a number of organisations, including COREM, Mullum Music Festival and Social Futures.

Council’s excuse for letting the bulldozers into the Wallum site is that it will lose in court and waste money (note: always money not the environment!).

The Green movement historically won many times when the establishment was certain to win in court but backed down with pressure from the protests:

Myall Lakes was certain to be sandmined but the public voice stopped it and the follow-on was a ban on all sandmining.

Terania Creek was certain to be logged but Labor listened to the Terania Creek protesters and stopped the logging, and then Bob Carr gave us huge national parks.

The Franklin River was also a goner until enough people said ‘no’.

Bentley stopped the inevitable coal seam gas (CSG) and the north of NSW is gas exploration-free. But at the beginning the courts agreed with this hooligan industry.

And so on. Basically if you don’t fight you lose.

Does anyone think there is any fight in this Council?

Ronald Priestly, Main Arm


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