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April 23, 2021

Teachers must stand up for children in detention

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East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.

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East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.

Will the Shenhua Watermark coal mine be cancelled?

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Cartoon of the week – 21 April, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

As we have heard, doctors are protecting a baby at the Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane from deportation.

As teachers we are supposed to be mandatory notifiers of child abuse.

I want to call on all teachers to make their voices heard regarding the plight of 37 babies and many children currently incarcerated in detention centres or facing deportation at the hands of the federal government.

I’m not going to be silent any longer. Please write to the Teachers Federation and demand stronger action.

Rod Murray, Ocean Shores


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