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Quarry comes up against the farmers of Bentley

You would need to be a pretty tough customer to come up against the Bentley farmers, yet, that is exactly what Rob and Sarah McKenzie, the operators of the Bentley Quarry, what they say is a local, family-operated business, are doing.

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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

Flickerfest tour returns to the Northern Rivers

Celebrating 30 years in 2021 Flickerfest is bringing its National Tour to The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah for one big film packed this weekend

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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