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Stories about "koala crossings":
If you have been wondering why cattle grids are being installed at busy intersections adjacent to the Pacific Highway recently, the answer is that they aren’t for cattle. The grids are to prevent koalas from accessing the busy Pacific Motorway.
Have you been wondering what the new wooden fencing near the southern entry to Brunswick Heads is all about? Or the new road grids near the Pacific Highway interchange on Gulgan Road?
Tweed Shire Council is appealing for public help to stop the ongoing theft of freshly laid turf on roadside verges at Pottsville where a second koala crossing has been built.
We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.
This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.
Bill Fenelon, who has called the Tweed Valley home since 2009, is heading up Group A and is running as an Independent with Carolyn...