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Police appeal again to locate man missing from Mullumbimby

Police are again appealing for public assistance to locate Gage Wilson, a man missing from Mullumbimby, since Saturday, 18 May.

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Main Arm roads

Dear Tamara, I was at the meeting last night where we heard of Byron Council’s frustrations with the NSW...

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Police appeal again to locate man missing from Mullumbimby

Police are again appealing for public assistance to locate Gage Wilson, a man missing from Mullumbimby, since Saturday, 18 May.

National Volunteer Week honouring locals who give back

Tweed Shire Council will use National Volunteer Week to celebrate the significant contribution volunteers make across the Tweed, and to spotlight those who selflessly give back to the community.

Angels Beach Drive, East Ballina temporarily closed today

Angels Beach Drive, East Ballina has been temporarily closed due to a broken water main just north of Prospect Bridge.

Renewed?

The latest information supplied from Byron Shire’s Water and Recycling on future operational plans contains the term ‘renew’ numerous...

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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