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A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

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Local mum features in documentary about the impacts and possible solutions around suicide

Murwillumbah mum Ursula has lived every parents worst nightmare – her child, at the age of just 17, took his own life – and a lot of time and energy, questions and conjecture and finger-pointing can rumble around this, but at the end of the day Ursula’s precious boy is gone and he’s not coming back.

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

A moment of your life?

Six questions for Jehovah’s Witness doorknockers: 1. Are you aware that the 2016 Royal Commission into Institutional Handling of Child...

Mechanism of so much destructive economic policy re ‘la covida’, IMF

The IMF (US controlled, unelected) offered governments $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, to buffer losses caused by economic...

Pizzaholic love

Over the past 18 years at Earth ‘n’ Sea Pizza, Denise and David have always appreciated the support from...

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for...

Hayo van der Woude, Mullumbimby.

We saw the expressionless party mouthpiece, Julie Bishop, become more like her real self, speaking for women and more closely aligned with concerns of electorates, when she headed for the backbench.

Kelly O’Dwyer is still performing party-speak as a minister. Deadpan repetitive answers to questions reflect the party’s corporate face. She will soon return to fulltime parenting and the freedom to again speak normally. Watch for the compassionate Kelly to emerge.

It pains my heart to hear premier Gladys’ soulless repetition of party lines on drug testing, road and building construction, all propaganda for invisible interests. It’s especially stressful for capable women to avoid expressing their innate humanity.

In an angry environment it becomes harder for Libs and Nats to justify large corporate donations, Labour wants tax funded budgets for parties in proportion to their size. That was the other option for corporations to maintain their hold over the political process.

So, don’t vote for any of the bastards. To keep them honest, go for quality independents, who will answer to us back in the electorates.


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