Sign up here to help us lobby for a new deal for our flood victims. We need 8000 registered voters to sign up by 30 April 2022. Why? Because 8000 votes directed to any candidate will determine who will represent our electorate at the upcoming Federal election. Help us encourage all Federal Government candidates to announce new improved flood assistance packages for our flood victims before the election.
Our community has helped each other more than ever before. But we want to do a lot more than just clean up after catastrophic floods. To get meaningful assistance and real action for our community we need you to be a part of our lobby group and to encourage others to join. Ask your family and mates to help again. There’s no cost to joining in.
Did the new M1 Highway act as a levy bank that contributed to flood victims’ losses? We have instructed our lawyers to investigate this issue. If our lobbying doesn’t work and a viable class action exists, we want to determine how many people will assist and/or join the proposed class action litigation. Joining this class action is optional and separate to joining our lobby group. Any litigation will be on the basis there’s no cost to those who join.
We are a single issue, nonpolitical, unsubsidised grassroots community lobby group trying to help the flood victims/survivors. We meet each other at a Woodburn community meeting on 11 April 2022.
The group's steering committee is:
Matt and Kylie O'Reilly, Nick Crouch, Georgia Spencer, Kobi Reilly, Sunae Reilly and Vanessa Allport.
You are welcome to contact any or all of us via our SORT email address.
Matt and Kylie oversee all operations. You can reach Matt on 0414 062308 or Kylie on 0404 067797.
Nick is in charge of the proposed class action litigation. Nick can be reached on 0411 274545.
We need your help to help the flood victims and survivors.
We need volunteers from each town coordinate the membership drive in their local town. The main objective is to get in touch with other locals affected by the flood. It might be you if you are up for it or nominate someone else who would be. Either way please reach out to Nick Crouch directly at email@example.com who is organising this town leaders initiative. And yes there can be more than one.
We don’t have town leaders yet so it is up to you get together and help SORT move forward with its membership drive. Currently, we have over 1000 members, but to have real political power we need to grow this number significantly.
And if you cannot help us with finding town leaders we still need you! Help us find as many more members as possible in the next few days by doing the following:
There are no rules, do whatever works in your town.
If you are using Facebook or Instagram please post about SORT with a link back to us. As a suggestion, use the following message:
Please help promote the lobby group Save Our River Towns (SORT). We are trying to get more money for the flood victims and our community. Please go to www.sort.org.au and register your details. It's free
If the Save Our River Town team can get 8000 locals to vote as one, we might be able to get more government funding for our flood victims. For clarity, lobbying for political assistance is our entire focus.
The proposed class action described above is on hold until we have the member numbers required.
This "political" strategy is, without doubt, the quickest way to help the flood victims who are in such desperate need.
There are questions about whether a multi-billion dollar highway may have prolonged flooding in the north of New South Wales. Bruce Mackenzie reports.
Hundreds of flood-affected residents on the NSW north coast are threatening to sue the state and federal governments over concerns the new Pacific Highway made the recent floods worse by acting as a "dam wall".
The Sunday Project
Flood ravaged communities in northern NSW are blaming one of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects for making the recent flood disaster last longer and cause more damage. Farmers and locals warned it was going to happen and say they were ignored.
Did the new highway make the floods worse? Transport authorities respond, residents seek class action