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Stories about "Poinciana":
Change can be hard, especially when it comes to something well loved. But change brings opportunity and renewal. Monique Emilio, new owner of Poinciana, is conscious of how changes to this iconic cafe are perceived, especially in relation to the tree from which it takes its name.
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...