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Byron Farmers Markets temporarily moved to make way for COVID clinic

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning July 28, 2021

It's amazing what you can still go and see and do. Check it out!

Kingscliff’s new ambulance station won’t be on State Significant Farmland

Concerns over the new Kingscliff Ambulance station being placed on State Significant Farmland were raised following the announcement of funding for the new ambulance station by Health Minister Brad Hazzard earlier this month.

Sovereign citizens have ‘zero’ legal status in Australia, says former magistrate

Can we really tell authorities we ‘don’t consent’ to rules around mask-wearing, public gatherings or, as was more common before the pandemic, traffic and drug offences, and be excused?

Bangalow health food staff fined for failing to mask-up

Anyone who cannot wear a face mask because of a disability, physical or mental health illness or condition must now carry proof of exemption.

Interview with Felix Riebl from the Cat Empire

One of the most danceable outfits in the lineup, The Cat Empire make a welcome return to Bluesfest 2021 with their infectious, genre-embracing anthems and a world-class, awe-inspiring show. Last week Seven caught up with co-founder, band leader and principal songwriter, Felix Riebl, from his lockdown hidey hole in Melbourne.

My letter regarding ‘Climate Change or System Change’ in December elicited an unusual reply from Jim Nutter last month.

It would be easy to interpret that he has mis-perceived my intentions in critiquing localisation ideology, and draws totally wrong conclusions.

I offer no ‘grand plan’ quite the contrary.

This whole issue is complex, and deserves more open debate and constructive criticisms in the appropriate forums, not the letter pages.

Just to put in context, the latest news is 2015 is the hottest year in recorded history – global warming.

Global oil prices are at a three-year low – tar sands, oil shale, Iran re-entering the global oil market.

Market investors are very nervous with global share markets extremely volatile, with China’ economy slowing down and commodity prices at all-time lows.

Ocean acidification is increasing with predictions of rapid decline of ocean fisheries by 2030.

These are all part of the global capitalist economy, driven by the quest for ‘cheap’ energy and increasing profits.

Avoidance is no option, as some seem to think in our highly individualistic consumer society.

It will take an upsurge of mass action [not as implied ’violent’ revolution] but a collective realisation and consciousness that for the survival of the planet needs political solutions done in a democratic way.

The clock is ticking…

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar

 

 

 

 

 


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