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April 14, 2021

The idiot box and the PM

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Local sailor triumphs in blustery Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

Local sailor Craig Watson battled near gale-force winds on Coopers to have one of his best ever Brisbane to Gladstone yacht races claiming fourth place in line honours.

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Take a ticket

Council’s Draft Complaint Handling Policy is on exhibition! It’s a document that, if drafted carefully, could provide the public with confidence that Council take complaints seriously and accountability will apply when a complaint is found to be true.

A man dead after boat capsizes on Ballina Bar

Police have confirmed that a man has died after a boat capsized at Ballina earlier today.

Is it solar fair?

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The New Resilience

Resilience is dead. The word has been overused. Some may say the word is no longer resilient. We broke it. It’s unfortunate because it was a really good word.

The importance of talking about ovaries

Brother and sister clothing designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are, were 11 and 13 respectively when their mother died of ovarian cancer.

Local start-up brings you breakfast in bed

Breakfast is now a whole lot more luxurious with the recent launch of Le Petit Brekkie in the Byron Shire. Changing how we enjoy breakfast, Emma and Kevin, the team behind the business, curate fresh, locally sourced breakfast boxes to be delivered directly to their clients’ doors. With the tagline ‘breakfast in bed, delivered’, Le Petit Brekkie hopes to make the indulgence of a lazy lie-in even more tempting.

We cannot afford, as a nation, to allow the ignorant prejudice of this misguided man to continue in the role of prime minister.

We should be glad, very glad, that ZM (Zaky Mallah) was on air displaying his unnerving similarities of words, thoughts and attitudes as the pre-exposures of the Lindt Cafe hostage-taker-cum murderer.

Now the federal police and other relevant bodies are well warned and forearmed to keep close and careful watch to ensure the same does not repeat.

Q&A is an outstanding  quality program, with Tony Jones its world class moderator.

Let us hope wisdom and sanity prevail; find the quick and obvious replacement for the idiot trying to reduce quality programming to an idiot box in his own reflection.

May the ABC not be spooked by a lowly Abbott – one voice calling the wrong shots.

He’s calling for the board to be removed. He is the one who should be removed, ASAP, preferably sooner.

Roma Newton, Kingscliff

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  1. The scariest person in Australia is Tony ”the terrorist” Abbott dedicated to dividing our communities into nasty little sterotypes and wedging every issue – an ideologue who hates anything clean or Green or innovative, the dinosaur living in a warped 50’s mindset. When you can’t win an argument banishing the critics is the next best thing. The Abbott team are definately fighting for the other side and putting Australian interests last – Perhaps Tony should be declared an enemy of the people and have his citzenship revoked and sent back the old country – Old Blighty can deal with the neo-con zealot. Abbott the Terror’s solution for us difficult folk is rather extreme and environmental activists should be very worried by the lost of civil rights waved through this current parliament.

    I don’t think the country can survive another year with these idiots at the helm, it would be so much easier to just tell Tony to go back to where he came from!


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