COOBER PEDY TOGETHER COMMUNITY MEETING with Government Reps
October 5th 2022
the complete recording
On October 5th 2022 members of the Coober Pedy Community came together at the Greek Club for a question and answer session with our representatives from all three levels of Government. Namely, Tim Jackson from our local district council, Eddie Hughes our State Government MP and Rowan Ramsey, our Federal Member of Parliament.
The gathering was organized and facilitated by the Coober Pedy Together group who ceaselessly strive to create opportunities for Coober Pedy to thrive. This particular opportunity gave locals a chance to come up with questions for our government reps around issues of local importance. The questions and concerns were then grouped into categories and delivered to the reps by CPT facilitators in the formal part of the evening. (In what has become true CPT style, there was time for a feed and a yarn before the serious Q & A section of the evening).
What follows is a complete recording of the Q & A session grouped into the question categories defined by Coober Pedy Together facilitators.
Hats off to Suzanne Bunker and Steve Scott for recording this meeting, to Melissa Brave for (hopefully unobtrusive) editing, and to the Coober Pedy Together team, our Government reps, and the broader Coober Pedy community, for making the conversation possible.
Coober Pedy CFS Needs New Members!
Click on the link below to hear from CFS members Abbey Rayner and Shayne McGennisken
Coober Pedy CFS Captain and Training Coordinator Abbey Rayer, and Senior Firefighter Shayne McGennisken came into Dusty on September 21 to have a chat about where the local CFS is up to, and what it needs to take care of Coober Pedy and surrounds.
Pearl Driver Tribute Program – Originally broadcast May 19 2022
On May 1st this year Dusty Radio and Coober Pedy lost one of our most engaged and gifted community members. Pearl Driver jumped into every aspect of community life as soon as she arrived in Coober Pedy twelve years ago. She showed a level of interest and commitment in people and projects that is rarely seen today. And as for her involvement with Dusty Radio, well just three months before she passed away, she’d reached a milestone of having volunteered here for 10 years – in other words, she qualified for a lifetime membership. It’s an irony that I think Pearl would have found somewhat amusing. Timing aside, Pearl was proud to have been such an integral member of Coober Pedy’s community radio station.
In the Pearl Driver Tribute program, Razz Jones, Maria Brellas and Melissa Brave take a moment to honour our dear friend and colleague by reflecting on what we knew of her and weaving those memories with some of Pearl’s favourite music as well as tracks that evoke Pearl for us and others of her loved ones. At times throughout the program there are also recordings of Pearl herself.
It’s been a long time between the original broadcast our posting it here. Our sincere apologies for the delay. We hope that this recording brings you some comfort, solace, and joy. With love…