Bega District News
Tuesday, 5 December 2023

EDITORIAL: When will lessons finally be learned?

Ben Smyth
Updated March 11 2022 - 12:22pm, first published March 10 2022 - 12:00pm

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.

Ben Smyth

Ben Smyth


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