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In a NSW first the Tweed Byron Aboriginal Land Council has been handed the management of the culturally significant land at Fingal Head, the 2.3-hectare Fingal Head reserve.
Aboriginal knowledge, is tied up in stories, dance and art. I share my verbal knowledge with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. It is about connecting people to our history of country and heritage and also helps them understand their connection to our environment.
Two north coast MPs have given bipartisan support for changes to the controversial ’10/50’ vegetation clearing laws, telling parliament they resulted in the clearing of protected littoral rainforest on a property on the Tweed Coast dubbed the Fingal Head ‘chainsaw massacre’.
The one-year limit on temporary accommodation provided by some insurance companies to people whose homes went under in the flood must be extended.
Mandy Nolan's Soapbox
Here in the Byron Shire our crisis is so famous it’s made international news. It’s been in the US Rolling Stone even. It’s been in documentaries. It’s been in The Guardian. It’s what we live with here – every day. We live in a community where there is nowhere to live and the whole world is watching what we do next, wondering if we will do what their super star tourist destinations did and regulate the housing market. People in places like Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Miami found out that tough regulations actually aren’t bad for business after all. That’s just property market profiteering propaganda.