Opinion

EDITORIAL: When will lessons finally be learned?

Ben Smyth
By Ben Smyth
Updated March 11 2022 - 1:22am, first published March 10 2022 - 1:00am

It's hard to fathom that it wasn't until Tuesday of this week that the Queensland and NSW floods were declared a natural disaster by the federal government. After more than a week of torrential rains, rivers breaking their banks, major cities inundated and people dying in floodwaters.

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Ben Smyth

Ben Smyth

Editor

I have worked as a journalist since 2005 and am now Editor of Australian Community Media mastheads in Bega, Merimbula and Eden