Nothing makes me feel more gosh darned Australian than taking a day off right in the middle of the week! Admittedly though, both Tamara and myself are just far too committed to our jobs and both actually came to work on a PUBLIC HOLIDAY just to get this edition of the Banksia Bulletin out. How much do you love us?!
This month we’re excited to once again be working with the Black Swan State Theatre Company and Lotterywest to bring another live broadcast from the State Theatre to you right here in Quairading. On Friday 18th May you can watch Ray Lawler’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, with a drink of your choosing. Your choice because you get to bring it #byo. Bookings are essential so we can be sure to arrange enough seating and whip up enough delicious canapés (included in the $10 ticket price).
Thanks to those of you who came along to our Open House event earlier this month and those who have been in to offer their support to our campaign against the proposed funding cuts to CRCs. The campaign is reaching its height and if it’s something you’re not really sure about, now is the time to get informed; we’ve included a bunch of info in this edition of the Banksia Bulletin for you. Right now (like, this week) we’re calling on all of you to help us make our point loud and clear; it’s not just a matter of the few of us potentially losing our part-time jobs, we are seriously concerned about the negative flow on affects a cut to our funding and service delivery will have on our community. Your community. The state government is on a mission to reduce spending (hey, who isn’t?!) but a cut to our state wide network of CRCs is going to cost them far more.
Happy seeding to all of you out on the land, here’s hoping for some decent rain soon to moisten up the dirt, and revive our gardens!
Editor, Banksia Bulletin
Coordinator, Quairading CRC
Written by Jill Hayes, CRC Coordinator