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Let’s also recognise human rights of Aborigines, refugees

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Greens mayoral candidate apologises to deputy mayor over misogny scandal

The Greens’ Byron Shire mayoral candidate says he’s drafting an apology to current deputy mayor and fellow party member Sarah Ndiaye, after publicly defending a man accused of intimidating her.

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One-way traffic trial for the Byron Arts and Industry Estate

The trial is described by the council as a 'quick-win action' from the Byron Arts and Industry Estate Precinct Plan.

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

A hands up poll

Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place...

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Despite the most damaging political process and the consequent ongoing mental/physical  anguish experienced by the LGBTQI community, Australia had taken a step into maturity by granting same -sex marriage and thus confirming to this community their rightful human rights.

A gesture of love and acceptance.  A triumph to grass roots activism.

Let’s now aim for the human rights to be recognised for the first people of Australia and refugees.  The former peoples have experienced  230 years of brutalisation due to the above factors and a history of genocide and denial of land rights and constitutional recognition.

Refugees are used as political pawns in Australia and this treatment is recognised by the international community addressing human rights.

Ponder the wars that we have been involved in folks. As Marvin Gaye sings in his protest song ‘Whats going on, …its time to unite, love and experience peace.

We all saw a sample of that on television when Australia began to grow up.  Lets aim to Reverse the Abusive Paradigm that is denying Human Rights.  Australians support grass roots activism to advance the Human Rights in Australia.

All we are saying is “Give Peace a Chance”.   Respect is restored in this process.

Jo Faith (unapologetic hippy), Newtown


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