I wish to extend to one and all my sincere and open thanks for your support of our recent local community awareness events during Donate Life Week, from July 30 to August 6.
From our regional launch at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, to our display at the Batemans Bay Library and the huge inclusive community occasion that was The BIG Smile at the Bridge Plaza – all these community awareness events are for you – our community.
There are so many fantastic, positive and supportive people across our local community to say thanks to – so, to each and all who participated and assisted The Eurobodalla Renal Support Group & Organ Donor Awareness – thank you.
We’ll see you at The Bridge Plaza this and each Friday for Find Out Friday.
It is with our deepest sympathy that I inform you of the death of Sue Law Smith in Bateman’s Bay.
Sue was our longtime public officer and accounting consultant for the Arts Council of Eurobodalla at Art Central.
She is greatly missed and our warmest wishes go to her family.
We have lost a very dear friend.
Surely, equal people, equal rights, equal love- is not all that hard to understand?
As Oscar Wilde said: "Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring. Who, being loved, is poor?"
I ask everyone of those Members and Senators of the Parliament who are opposed to granting equal marriage how they'd feel if they were not allowed by law to marry the person they love.
The Boomerang Alliance of 47 groups has called for three urgent reforms following revelations in last night’s 4 Corners program on the waste and recycling industry.
The combination of the absence of support for recycled content in products; slack enforcement by regulators and no landfill levy in Queensland – has created a perfect storm threatening the crucial environmental and economic gains from recycling.
Environment ministers and regulators need to be far more effective in the use of their enforcement powers.
NSW in particular moves too slowly and appears to tolerate shoddy practices for far too long.
They allow cheap dumpers to push recyclers out of the market and this prevents the rapid transition to reuse of resources and results in lost opportunities to create jobs and environment protection.
NSW has the legal powers and the Minister should order an urgent review of how they are being applied.
It is essential that government and businesses require recycled content in their purchasing contracts for roads, construction materials, packaging and other items.
Australia could be far more self-sufficient in resources and have a bigger manufacturing sector if we had a stronger domestic market for recyclables.
There would for example, be a larger market for recycled glass in roadworks and construction sand.
Container deposit schemes will improve the quality of glass drink bottles in the recycling stream and open up more conversion to bottles.
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