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Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.

Other News

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our...

Les Shotton, Byron Bay

It is the classic case of Coal Inc frontmen Howard, Abbott, Turnbull, and Morrison misleading the Australian people for business interests with denial, and inaction. They choose to ignore scientific advice by not drastically reducing CO2 emissions, which has increased the greenhouse effect, changing the climate and contributing to runaway global warming with its heatwaves, bushfires, droughts, and floods.

The result – tremendous suffering, death, and species extinction – all for profit.

A Liberal planet is incompatible with life. Centuries ago, a wise American Indian said, ‘you can’t eat money’ – or coal.

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  1. In such dire times . One would assume Les
    You as a individual have started taking action
    On climate change. To minimize your carbon footprint ? Thousands of items that you, more than
    Likely use on a yearly basis is connected to
    Coal .. you can Google what they are ..
    And by this time next year you should
    Be living as our eco warriors ,
    Ultimately environmentalist the aboriginals
    Do every day in some areas of this land of droughts And rains .. you lead and may we all follow!!
    Good luck !!

  2. NO barrow, it’s not Les who has missed the point, during these “such dire times” as you acknowledge.
    And there are alternatives if only they would be published by Murdoch or Sky News you might be aware of them as the rest of us are – including Murdoch’s son who publicly berated him this week for his anti-science stance. Then you could relax and stop raging at the world.

    • Hey Matthew!!
      STOP PRESS !!
      the Greenpeace leader has concerns with
      Climate change scientists worldwide
      Addicted to grants from Government’s

      Just more Murdoch spin Matthew?
      Dont think so !! ..you will not see this covered
      By the Guardian or the ABC .. no chance


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