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Short film awesomeness

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Union joins fundraiser to feed reporters in Gaza

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Incoming holiday letting rules discriminatory, say residents

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Damning 2022 flood housing audit released for Northern NSW

A performance audit of how effectively, or not, the NSW government provided emergency accommodation and temporary housing in response to the 2022 floods has been released by the NSW Audit Office. 

Delay on clothes-optional beach decision 

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Native title holders defend Wallum DA endorsement

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If you are still perplexed by the antics of Clive Palmer and Al Gore, then try viewing it from the context of United Nations Agenda 21; it may make more sense. UN Agenda 21 relies on the threat of man-made global warming using the cloak of green environmentalism known as ‘sustainable development’ to lull people by stealth toward draconian controls that will eventually erode our rights and freedoms. The carbon economy is all part of this. Gore was here to steer Palmer in the right direction.

To see just how sustainable Al Gore’s belief in climate change and saving the environment really is – last year, according to canadabuster.com, fracking company PetroBakken Resources of Canada announced Gore would be pumping $200 million into the company for a 15 per cent stake. Gore and Palmer don’t look such the odd couple now, do they?

Here Gore is ‘saving’ the environment in the form of money, which he says he will put toward environmental causes – maybe another horror movie dressed up as a documentary.

Anton Vanderbyl, Palmwoods


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  1. Thanks Anton. It’s just so SAD when people in authority and of influence eg Palmer, or Byron Shire Council, fail to understand they are servants of the people. How dare self interest and greed pollute such a massive responsibilty. On the climate change note it is tragic to observe Thom Yorke of band Radiohead – so respected and articulate – has fallen for the global warming/obama/Gore reduce emissions blah blah and trying to get everyone on board. Being creative, authentic and smart doesn’t mean you know what you’re talking about unfortunately. When Abbott says he doesnt believe in climate change i suspect its calculated to get people to disagree. Just like Bono of U2 – he’s always been on Team IMF


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