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April 15, 2021

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Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

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Professor Graham Samuel says dementia care is personal

In a moving address to the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, Dementia Australia Chair Professor Graham Samuel AC shared his personal experience of dementia – the anguish, bewilderment, frustration and torment experienced by his mother as she descended into the abyss of the disease.

Holiday letting policy adopted by NSW govt

New state rules on short-term holiday lets (STHL) for NSW, announced late last week, won’t be introduced to the Byron Shire until as late as February next year, as the local housing crisis intensifies.

Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

Dead rats in the Byron bubble?

Poppa Veet Mayo, Main Arm Am I the only one who can smell a dead rat in this bubble called...

Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

Getting the right stuff in your bins in the Tweed

Tweed Council is asking residents to be more careful with what waste they put in which bin – a surprising amount of the area's refuse, both recycling and landfill, ends up in the wrong receptacle.

Dudley Leggett, Suffolk Park

Where are the so-called ‘climate deniers’? Almost no one believes the climate isn’t changing; it always is. The issue is, what’s causing it, and is there an emergency?

It might be helpful if that embedded labelling was dropped as it leads to alienation, prohibiting coming-to-agreement through reasonable discussion. If you don’t think it’s complex, you need to learn more.

There’s no place for ‘my crowd versus your crowd’ battles, where emotions overtake the ability to get to the facts. There’s too much at stake to get it wrong, as many people could be harmed if we act hastily without knowing enough about the impacts of our decisions.

Open-mindedness and patience to listen to others is needed so we can move forward together. Now that many are waking-up to our collective response-ability it’s vital we respect all views of available evidence.

Unfortunately, I’ve not seen any opportunity for calm, reasoned discussion of all views. I know, many say that it’s already settled.

But whose word are they taking that 97 per cent of scientists agree? I’ve searched the internet and it’s clear the matter is not settled.

Anyone interested in a reasonable discussion, please contact me.

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  1. As we cycle along this well-worn track we recycle and peddle the old climatic cliches out to the pedestrians on the trodden earthen shoulder that Climate Change has got stuck in the chain and has stopped a cog. We bare a bit of teeth and peddle on that someone is down and taken a tumble and there is an emergency out there in the villages where they are at walking pace not pushing the issue, expending energy getting on their bike. The weather is changing. It is Climate Change.
    A vehicle at 6000 engine revs goes by pushing out the carbon monoxide and the fumes and we begin to fume and we cough out the words “Climate Change” as it is no accident waiting to happen. Oh, it is so hard to breathe, is there a bushfire somewhere around here or is that smog just in Sydney?

  2. Finally Dudley some common sense on this
    Global Warming subject, the eco anxiety
    Is overwhelming humans to the point of no return.
    To even have a rational debate on Global warming
    Is out of the Question, blasphemy, deniers,
    Or what ever else they may come up with to
    Ridicule the majority of the World who have a open
    Mind regarding the global warming emergency .
    What ever that means ? As Dudley has rightly
    Pointed out the Science is not settled! 97%
    Of scientists worldwide all agree the world is in
    A catastrophic stage is so far from the truth
    It really is comical . The lectures, the hypocrisy
    Will not cease until the all wealth of the world !
    Is distributed evenly . It matters little if all
    Fossil fuels where to cease worldwide tomorrow
    The warmists would find another avenue to whinge
    And moan . What Next ?


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