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Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

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Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

Keith Duncan, Pimlico

The LNP recently held a state convention in Qld and on the first day energy policy dominated the discussion. Of course with the LNP’s limited understanding of energy issues only two options were put forward: coal and nuclear – both dangerous polluters.

Federal resources minister Matt Canavan argued against nuclear, insisting it was too expensive (at least he got that right), but alas Matt got done and both options passed. Deputy PM Michael McCormack then addressed the devoted followers, had a God moment and started worshipping coal.

Next came the main attraction, our ‘aspirational’ PM. Muddling Malcolm, who side-stepped the energy debate, instead had a Bill moment and launched into a bitter tirade against Bill Shorten – who actually does have the right energy policy.

About eight years ago Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash shamelessly barnstormed around regional Australia with professional climate-change deniers spreading as much misinformation on climate change as possible, even then the National Farmers Federation (NFF) started objecting to this insanity.

The point is that in all that time the LNP has learnt absolutely nothing. Now they are again being berated by the NFF president Fiona Simpson, who stated in relation to climate change that Aussie farmers can’t ignore what is happening before their eyes, their livelihoods depend on it.

This LNP is pathetic; even their grassroot base is rebelling, their depth of character is about as shallow as Lake Eyre in a prolonged drought.


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