Tag Archives: November

50.16 November 30, 2017

St Helens Community Bank appoints a manager, Hub4Health Walking Group report, Cagerattler, Out of the Woodwork, Mt Elephant and Beyond Book Club review, SMCHC news, Over the Years – 2011, St Marys Sports Club news, Christmas Eve Celebrations program, AMIC newsletter, GET news, Photographic Competition winners, Humans of Launceston – Ash, 365 tomorrows, Hub4Health news, The Beetoota Advocate, North East Animal  Sanctuary pets for adoption, Tasmania Way Back When, crossword and puzzles and more …

50.15 November 16, 2017

Work begins on new St Helens hospital, Letters to the Editor, Cagerattler, SMCHC news, St Marys Sport Centre update, Celebration and closing service for St Peters Anglican Church in Fingal, Over the Years – 2010, East Coast Planning Forum, New ferry for Maria Island, Talking Point, BODC recycling bins ready to go, George Tickle’s letter, Humans of Launceston – Lisa, 365 Tomorrows, Tasmania Way Back When, North East Animal Sanctuary, The Beetoota Advocate, crossword and puzzle and more …

50.14 November 2, 2017

Hub4Health Walking Group update, Letters to the Editor, Out of the Woodwork, Cagerattler, Spring Wedding Parade at FVNH, Over the Years – 2016,  A Rose by any other Name, AMIC and GET news, SMCHC update, St Marys Sports Centre news, 365 tomorrows, The Beetoota Advocate, crossword, November planting guide, North East Animal Sanctuary update, Tasmania Way Back When and more …

49.15 November 17, 2016

Vale Greg McGee, Regener8 and the Internet, Cagerattler, GET and AMIC updates, TasWater lifts boil water alert for Scamander, FCC fundraiser, St Marys Sports Centre update, old shoe shop relics, Mt Elephant and Beyond Book review, texting adds to the language, Sliding Stones, Herstory part 2, crossword and puzzles, SMCHC news, North East Animal Sanctuary report and more …

49.14 November 3, 2016

Fingal Railway Station opens, Hub4Health Walking Group update, St Marys Sports Centre news, Cagerattler, BOM St Marys winning photo, Scamander River Fishing Competition results, Hub4Health news, ‘Herstory’ part 1, The Farm Shed update, Tassie Tiger Talks, SMCHC news, crosswords and puzzles, North East Animal Sanctuary …

48.15 November 19, 2015

Mental Health Week activities, JAMmer’s off to see Colin Buchanan, Cagerattler’s back, St Marys Sports and Social Club news, Out of the Woodwork, BODC Community Funding Program, concept plans for St Marys Arts, Culture and Heritage Precinct, Letters to the editor, name that Stadium competition, Remembrance Day in St Marys, The Stables Market introduction, St Helens Healthy House Walking Group update, Churches of the Valley Part 1, Fingal Community Garden update, Mt Elephant and Beyond Book Review, Post and rail fencing…

47.14 November 6th, 2014

The Pathways to Prosperity Roadshow, Blessing of the Fleet, BODC AGM notice, St Helens/St Marys Community Bank update, Letters to the Editor, AMIC newsletter, GET newsletter, St Marys District School newsletter, RC East Coast Flyers newsletter, St Marys Cricket Club update, St Marys Pacing Club update, St Marys Sports and Social Club update, Cagerattler…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor

I was very pleased to see nearly 40 people come to  St Marys Town hall on 10th November for the screening of  “Mary Meets Mohammad”. It was a great opportunity for people to become more educated on the asylum seeker issue occurring in Australia at the moment.  Did you know Australia is the only western nation that has mandatory indefinite detention for asylum seekers arriving by boat?  Did you know Australia receives only 0.3% of the world’s refugees?  Did you know that it costs $450,000 a year to detain someone on Nauru or Manus Island, but only about $30,000 a year if they were  allowed to live in the  community while being processed?

Many thanks to Melanie Norton and her wonderful team from the Salvation Army (Don and Stuart) for providing the electronic equipment for the screening, and thanks to the lovely ladies (I believe it was Michelle, Brittany and Wendy) who helped set up the chairs.  Also, thanks to the Break O’Day Council for providing a fee waiver for the hire of the hall.  Several people have suggested a local group should be formed that could find ways to encourage asylum seekers to come to our area – anyone interested?

Remember, it is not illegal to seek asylum, even if arriving by boat.

Hannah Rubenach, St Marys.