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March 8, 2021

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This matter of the closure of the Mullum hospital is exactly what happens when, through public apathy, and electoral indifference, we allow our public servants to be ‘directed’ by the men behind the scenes who have arrogated to themselves the power to decide our national destiny; power, incidentally, they have taken without accepting responsibility for any resulting disasters! The public, the electorate our parliamentary members are allegedly representing, have no say in policy decisions.

As I have written previously, we have a sham democracy. Let us now act to remove the anomaly.

First, let us demand to know who, not just which, department is responsible for this proposal. Departments per se do not make decisions. Let us end this anonymity! Next, let us know why the decision was taken, and if it was because we can no longer afford such a ‘luxury’ we can inform them that Australia has an instrument by which we can afford any facility we desire, if we have the necessary raw materials. That instrument was the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Currently, I believe, the Reserve Bank of Australia.

If, however, it is not a matter of finances, we must ask our leaders just what policy takes precedence, or whose policy takes precedence, over those desired by the electorate.

We must also recognise that our elected representatives have been totally cowed into accepting the program for international government, to be enforced by military power, if necessary, and of course, it will be considered necessary!

Jim Innes


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  1. Well said Jim. Mullumbimby is a fine community with great medical facilities to match. Let’s maintain that standard and stay informed of “people power”.


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