Pollies’ survival guide: avoiding difficult questions

Watching pollies and company spokespeople operate at CSG-related “community consultations” and “forums” (fora?) is such an education.  After only a few events, I feel qualified to offer this 10-point guide for aspiring pollies and spokespeople. Continue reading

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Questions for the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

Here is a list of questions that remain unanswered after the Casino “forum” with Brad Hazzard.  I have emailed Minister Hazzard this list (with a nice note, of course).  If he replies, I will post his answers. Continue reading

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CSG – When Brad Hazzard came to town (Casino)

This is the Casino prequel to Brad Hazzard’s more recent Lismore visit.

On Thursday April 19, Brad Hazzard, the NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, came to Casino for what was billed as a “forum”.  Continue reading

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2012 The Mayan Word

My reasons for choosing to unplug from a disempowering, resource-hungry system, live more in harmony with nature (my own included), and be responsible for my own wellbeing are still valid two and a half years on since moving to The Creek. Continue reading

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Lughnasadh to Alban Elued 2012 (Feb 1 to Mar 20)

CSG issues took up a lot of time this eighth, so we slacked off on the harvesting, as well as the sowing and recording.  But here goes a quick summary, with the limited notes I’ve got… Continue reading

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Joy

I just need to say how good I feel today.  Even CSG can’t shake it – I have this solid sense of joy and abundance and love for everything.  Flaky?  Absolutely.  Do I care?  Absolutely not.  Continue reading

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Lomandra propagation

No CSG today, just self-sufficiency stuff. 

We’re planning to plant Lomandra longifolia (spiny-headed mat rush) on contour at various spots around the place, to stabilise slopes and create barriers to pademelons.  A tray of Lomandra seedlings from the nursery is $50, and not very self-sufficient, so we’re propagating them ourselves.  Continue reading

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Bush nuts and chestnuts

Bush nuts

Bush nuts, freshly harvested

Our first nut harvest!  Continue reading

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The “Legitimating Story”

I recently stumbled on a very useful term: the “legitimating story”.  Nerd that I am, I got all excited, because here is a phrase that – in two lonely words – goes a long way towards articulating a technique of manipulation to which I have often been prey.  Continue reading

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More on Arrow paying for police at Kerry

There’s been a fair bit of discussion surrounding the whole Arrow-paying-the-police arrangement.  Continue reading

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