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Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.

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Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

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Magic mushrooms

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Ms Saffin said last week that 29 local jobs were going under restructures and that almost 700 frontline TAFE NSW jobs will be slashed.

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

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Sing Lisa Sing

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J Rose, Mullumbimby

So now we know! In the game of ‘Simon says’, we are to believe that ‘no-one wants Australia Day on the 26th’.

By what particular process of divination did Simon come to have this revelation? Or was there a poll of all Australians (apart from me) that revealed this astonishing (near) universal ‘truth’?

Perhaps it is pure solipsism. The mayor’s obsession with trivia is astounding; it is possible that it is a result of his interest in numerology – fiddle the numbers and lo! all is revealed and repaired!

Surely we would rather have had him say, ‘no-one wants Australia(n children to be assaulted and raped in their own homes and no little girls should have to go to hospital for reparative surgery)’.

Graham Richardson was succinct. ‘Byron Bay is a place where mugs are trumps’ and the mayor ‘will sink back into his well-desired oblivion’.


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