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It’s democracy, but not as we know it

It’s democracy, but not as we know it

If raging public controversies like the Southern Forest Irrigation Scheme has demonstrated anything, it’s the difficulty of including different points of view in decision making. That’s the fundamental challenge of liberal democracies, isn’t it? Winston Churchill...
Calling all writers

Calling all writers

It’s been a busy first month for the Bridgetown Star but Jarad and I have greatly enjoyed bringing you all the news of what’s happening around this great little community and presenting it to you in this bright new format. We want the Bridgetown Star to become the...
A view from the bridge – 28th July

A view from the bridge – 28th July

Thank you Bridgetown! Your response to the launch of the Bridgetown Star has been overwhelming. Since we kicked off this brand-new venture on Monday July 6 over 2,300 of you have logged on to take a look at what’s happening in your community, with more than 17,000...
All parking fines are not created equal

All parking fines are not created equal

One of the many joys of living in Bridgetown is the absence of parking wallopers, those soulless dispensers of misery dedicated to making your day just that little bit less happy by slipping a piece of paper under your wipers. That’s not the case in Bunbury and...
These boots aren’t made for working

These boots aren’t made for working

Padi New and his offending Rossi boot Blundstone boots are an iconic Australian bootmaker with a history reaching back 150 years. Over that time they’ve developed a reputation for toughness, comfort and reliability that’s made them a favourite of farmers and workers...