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October 24, 2021

Increasing economic inequality

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COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

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Black bellied whale sighted at Ballina dubbed ‘Liquorice’

For years southern waters whale watchers have been keeping their eyes keen for Migaloo and his offspring, but just...

Comment: Court rejects challenges to vax laws

More than a million people tuned into the live stream of  Kassam v Hazzard; Henry v Hazzard via the NSW Supreme Court’s YouTube channel over the past couple of weeks, many hoping for a judgment which invalidates public health orders which mandate vaccines for certain industries, such as healthcare, aged care and construction.

Big Rob: ‘no comment’

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 04 December, 2021. Candidates have until noon on Wednesday, November 3 to register with the NSW Electoral Commission.

Northern NSW urged to stay vigilant ahead of severe weather

With the prediction for off-shore winds and an off-shore low in the north of the State this week, the Bureau of Meteorology has advised that storms may be on the way over the next few days.

Northern Rivers Mud Trail this weekend

Local ceramic artists will be opening their studios across the Byron, Ballina and Tweed Shires over the weekend, as part of the Northern Rivers Mud Trail.

Lake Ainsworth Cyanobacteria Update – RED ALERT

Ballina Shire Council has just issued a Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth. Water should NOT be used for primary recreation. Users should obey all signage erected by Council.

Today Britain still bears the Thatcher legacy (PM David Cameron’s ‘Big Society’) and irrespective of whoever is in government, all are wedded to the neoliberal economic, political agenda: privatisation of public assets, services and further deregulation of the economy.

To gullibly swallow the political rhetoric of the Abbott government when it talks jobs, in real terms means casual insecure work and contract employment that generally suits employers and business.

Class societies have existed since slavery and in today’s market economy driven by the doctrine of neoliberalism – the working poor juxtaposed against the superrich, a stark reminder of the consequences of these odious policies – we see massive redistribution of wealth from the poor and middle class to the rich.

The Abbott government through its recent proposed budget is clearly setting itself for increasing social/economic inequality.

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar

 

 


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