Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Tough Questions to Be Asked to Learn from Flood Disaster

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Tough Questions to Be Asked to Learn from Flood Disaster

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AS has been reported, this disaster has brought out the best and worst of Bundaberg.

Some have shone through the pressure.

Many have not.

But the lowest common denominator, mob-rule psychology that led to panic buying in the past few days is a worrying sign for the future of our city.

There are those who've lost absolutely everything, and my heart goes out to them - as it does to those cut off from the rest of the world for long periods and those in the process of washing the mud and stink from their homes and lives.

But let's be fair dinkum, for the vast majority of us, this disaster has been little more than a mild inconvenience.

Possibly a few days without luxury items, or, heaven forbid, milk and bread. Maybe it took you a bit longer to get to and from work or your lawn is a bit longer than you'd like it to be. …

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