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June 24, 2024

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$6.8 million Tweed pound contract awarded

The Tweed Shire Council has awarded a $6.8 million contract for design and construction of a new state-of-the-art animal pound and rehoming centre.

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Why have NSW Labor failed to hold their promised drug summit?

On budget eve the banner ‘Premier, you promised. Drug Summit Now’ was dropped across from NSW Parliament calling on NSW Labor to set a date for the long awaited NSW Drug Summit.

Whian Whian public school kids are all in D-tension

The Whian Whian Public School whole school band, D-Tension, are preparing for their first gig of 2024 and it’s going to go off with a bang – or at least a flash of lantern light on Saturday in Lismore.

The stuff of stars

Australia’s favourite gathering of astronomers, space enthusiasts and science-forward friends is finally back again in 2024. The organisers are bringing back many of the speakers they had planned before the pandemic cancelled the last event.

Bruns garden for community under threat

Bruns local Toni Storer thought one way to help her neighbours and other locals to survive the economic downturn was to stop mowing and weeding the Council strip at the front of her house and to pop in a veggie garden.

Murwillumbah Hospital celebrates 120 years

A community campaign for a hospital in Murwillumbah led, in 1899, to two committees and a Board of Trustees being formed, and the selection of a 15-acre site. The hospital itself opened in May 1904.

Butterfly and bee highways created by local schools

Northern Rivers students have created a ‘B&B Highway’ for bees, birds, and butterflies to support threatened pollinators in the region.

Hilary Bain, South Golden Beach

I would like to congratulate both Mandy Nolan and her son Charlie Burton for sharing his magnificent speech that he gave on International Women’s Day. As he pointed out so eloquently, feminism is not an exclusive club. It is both humane and inclusive, men belong to it as equals of women. The patriarchy in place today in most of the world is an exclusive club.

The separatism he mentions that’s fostered by various groups, is the first one, followed by race, religion, sexuality, age, etc, designed to keep us all squabbling amongst each other instead of uniting to fight the powers that are, (mostly old, super wealthy white men), that are plundering the planet at lightning speed.

Both men and women need to wake up to how we’re all being manipulated and controlled, to be separated from each other, and with militarism on the rise; along with violent video games and pornography, no wonder women are being used as punch bags. Seventy per cent of households around the world are experiencing domestic violence! Talk about terrorism! It’s a way to keep the current patriarchal, war-mad system in place.

So Charlie, you keep being who you are, and spread the word. And girls, start choosing boys and men that espouse feminist values, and the world will change.

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  1. I suspect it’s a bigger conspiracy by aliens. That or feminism is actually just a communist tool to get women to work harder.

  2. Men and women are different, they are not the same. When we talk of equality many people, let’s say women, want men to be like women. They are not women. Men are men and women are women BUT both are equal to each other.. Study the brain. The left hemisphere is different to the right hemisphere. They do different jobs and each hemisphere thinks differently. They are not the same, but they are connected to form a whole brain. That is just like the genders of men and women. Men and women complement each other to form a whole. A man or a woman can remain single all their life and they may think they have had a full life. That is not so for they have not experienced a married life. To be married is to be whole no matter how destructive that marriage is to some.
    There is a great line in the musical “My Fair Lady”. “Oh, how I wish she would be more like a man.”
    Not so. Do men marry women who are like men? No. They vote them in as the CEO of a big company but they would not marry them. They are put at the head of a company for a specific purpose, to make money and nothing else.


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