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Poor fella, my country

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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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Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

Helping Our Kids, help our kids

The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge kicks off tonight in Lismore with the express aim of raising much-needed funds for the Our Kids charity.

Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

Last week I joined the Australian Republican Movement. So?

That mendacious mediocrity little Johnny (remember ‘never ever, ever a GST’?) conned me and other genuine republicans into voting ‘no’ in the last referendum because we wanted a directly elected president.

If this letter is published then William Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and his celebrity wife Kate Middle Class will have pissed off home after attending our Anzac Day. Good.

Fact: a much higher percentage of Australian troops per head of population were killed than the Poms because the British public would have revolted if their losses were as high as colonial troop losses.

Bill’s great grandad George V changed the family name to Windsor in 1917 as it wasn’t a good look to have a German king of Britain fighting his first cousin, another Bill (Kasier Wilhem II) of Germany .

The Coburgs were known as the stud farm of Europe as they produced most of the spouses of the inbred chinless wonders of the European aristocracy.

Even Earl Spencer, Princess Di’s brother, commented at the time of her death that his family had more English blood in it than future (?) Charles III’s.

When Liz II carks it if Charlie installs his former mistress as Queen of Oz, well… ‘Viva la republique.’

Poor fella, my country.

Jack Sugarman, Hayters Hill


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