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Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

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Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

A teen missing in the state’s North has been located safe and well.

Nurses call for an improved aged care sector

A ‘walk with nurses’ was held in Mullum last Friday, and aimed to highlight the concern aged care nurses have around fee structures, safety issues and staff training in order to properly care for our elderly.

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

Top of Mt Warning

Daniel O’Brien, Federal Letters about Mt Warning were interesting. Chris Gee defended National Parks and Wildlife for adopting the views of...

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Entertained as always Mungo’s column, but loath as I am to defend a super-rich mining magnate, I would not personally lump Andrew Forrest with Rinehart and Palmer.

 

His so-called ‘Australian Employment Covenant’ to provide 50,000 jobs to Indigenous Australians has genuine legs and he has done a fair bit of work off his own bat to prove it, not just throw money at it. It’s arguably better than an apology with no backbone.

 

Yes, the guy’s a salesman; yes, he is getting rich extracting resources which add to global warming; yes, he opposed the mining tax; but does that put him the same category as extreme right-wingers and Sydney talkback favourites Rinehart and Palmer? I think upon closer analysis he deserves a fairer shake than that.

 

Hamish Broome

South Golden Beach

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