SO IT’S UP TO US FOLKS!

We have a government led by a Prime Minister in denial that anything is wrong. His sales pitch and hype is hitting a sour note. Not to mention the secrecy. For a marketing man he has a tin ear. Not

A message from Ulani, my younger granddaughter

To all my loyal readers, friends and community – Thank you for your input, support and wishes. May the coming year, indeed decade, bring a new reckoning of what is valuable and truly important in life – family, friends, our environment,

Apology to Len Roberts

An article in the July/August 2018 edition of this paper, entitled “Land Council Revolt – Roberts asked to go” alleged that Mr Roberts had engaged in certain wrongful conduct as CEO of the Karuah Local Aboriginal Land Council including failing

OUR WINGHAM BRUSH IS DYING

If ever there was an indication of the dire straits we are in as a result of drought caused by Climate Change, it’s right here.  The Wingham Brush, drawcard to the Manning Valley, is critically drought-stressed from the worst drought

FIDDLING WHILE WE BURN

The coronation of Greta Thunberg as Time Magazine’s person of the year may finally be the end of the denial and procrastination of the reactionary rump determined to pretend that climate change is a conspiracy designed to subvert civilisation as

OUR KOALAS RULE… OK?

It is only the start of our summer and the loss of habitat from bushfires in our region and elsewhere, particularly in eastern Australia, is profound. Bushfire experts, like Professor Ross Bradstock, University of Wollongong is advising that worse is

BIGHT CEMETERY COVER-UP?

Almost six months have now elapsed and the residents of the Wingham and indeed the broader MidCoast community, particularly those who have family in cemeteries throughout the LGA, are still no wiser as to how such a desecration of their

JUGGLING THE RUBRIK’S CUBE OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Aretha Franklin got it right when she sang Respect, R E S P C T.  Respect is very hard to legislate for but is at the heart of proposed freedom of religion laws. It seems legislators must legislate, it’s their

“…JUST A TRAVELLIN’ MAN”

I’m writing this from the Bungles … Purnululu National Park in the East Kimberley. The Bungles is a bit like an adjoining township to both Kununurra and Halls Creek but these days, of course, is a World Heritage area and

The Global Vegan

Hello! My name is Ellie. Some of you may know me from my plant-based recipe blog and Instagram account, Elsa’s Wholesome Life. I published my first book in 2017 and I am very excited to be back with even more

MOBILE PHONES AND YOUR LICENSE

Everybody these days seems to have a mobile phone. Indeed, hard to imagine life without one!  If you have a mobile phone and a driver’s license you should know that mobile phone detection cameras started targeting illegal mobile phone use

MASTERS DEFERMENT FAILS

Is it fear of loss of face, bull-headed stubbornness or genuine belief the Masters is the best medicine for us all?  But the plan to defer the decision on Masters for six more months, has been stomped on by Council.