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May 9, 2021

Lest we forget: drugs and politics

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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On-farm restaurant’s sustainable vision

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Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for...

Greater Sydney under COVID related restrictions

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.

Why do we destroy what we love?

Nan Nicholson, The Channon I have been an environmental activist for over 50 years (I started when I was a...

Father of Julian Assange to speak on the Northern Rivers this week

Northern Rivers residents can hear Mr Shipton in person at the Courthouse Hotel this Tuesday, May 4, from 7pm as part of the monthly Turning Point Talks.

Come and try basketball in Byron

The next generation of female basketball players, with coordinator Karen Irwin, turned up to a ‘come and try day’...

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock

Wasn’t the prohibition of alcohol ended in America early last century, because so many people died drinking ‘moonshine’ (homemade alcohol)? Aren’t we able to learn from the past?

Another beautiful young soul died since I wrote my last letter. If there are people like Dr Alex Wodak pointing out that there is evidence from around the world that pill testing really saves lives, why can’t our premier jump over her stupid shadow and allow it? Pill testing is the way to go at this stage.

We need to educate our politicians. Looks like 20 years after the last drug summit, it’s time for another. The last one was about the large number of people dying of heroin overdose; an injecting room established in Kings Cross has saved hundreds of lives since then.

Save our young ones!


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