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June 20, 2021

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Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

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Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

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Bring them home to Biloela

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Some insights from Malcolm Turnbull

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Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

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Christopher Wright, Byron Bay

I find it bizarre that we have accepted, almost without question, the scientific opinion and rigour which supports the near universal acknowledgement of the threat currently posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yet, only 43 per cent of the population of Australia, to quote Pew Research Centre 2015, supports the view of 97 per cent of the world’s leading climate scientists; that civilisation as we know it is threatened unless we take direct action on climate change.

This extraordinary position of climate change denial is strenuously supported by a large percentage of the media in the western world, and curiously by the majority of the current Australian government.

When we know that good government relies on rigorous advice one might well ask; what’s in it for them by adopting this position which may well threaten humanity as we know it?  Don’t any of them have children or grandchildren?

More importantly, what is the difference in validity between medical science and climate science that brings about this strange disparity?


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