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Questions remain unanswered over Mullum’s water strategy

Questions unanswered over Mullum’s water strategy Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) members Ben Fawcett and Elia Hauge say...

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Youth suicide?

ABC News reporting on youth suicide in remote communities at an alarming rate? The Elders are using Aussie Rules...

Mullet fishers destroy dunes and native plants at Gawandii Beach, Shaws Bay

Locals and Tuckombil Landcare have expressed concerns over damage to the dunes at Gawandii Beach at Shaws Bay by fisher people who are accessing the beach for the mullet harvesting season. 

Byron Writers Festival locals’ passes on sale June 13

Byron Writers Festival and First National Byron have  partnered again to offer Sunday Locals Passes.

Rail trails

Having ridden both local rail trails I can only say what a pleasure they bring. No cars or traffic noise...

Labor announces its councillor ticket

Labor councillor, Asren Pugh, and South Golden Beach local, Janet Swain will head the Byron Shire Labor team to contest the Byron Shire Council elections on September 14.

Positive change for New Brighton beach

Ocean conservation non-profit Positive Change for Marine Life (PCFML) hosted a World Ocean Day beach clean-up and a mangrove educational session jointly hosted by the Salty Mangrove Cafe in New Brighton on Saturday.

Keith Duncan, Pimlico

In the months leading up to the American presidential election in November we are about to witness the mother of all state-sanctioned political misinformation campaigns the neo-conservatives have ever unleashed.

Donald Trump should be hung, drawn and quartered for his appalling mishandling of the COVID-19 catastrophe in the US alone; notwithstanding the abysmal insult he and his cohorts continue to perpetrate on the entire world.

This morally-bankrupted sociopath, who has somehow managed to weaponize stupidity and bring an entire country to its knees within four years is an insult to the human-race. But what makes him so dangerous is his ability to influence the logically-impaired masses who are amazingly unable to comprehend that this cheap bullshit artist is destroying their country.   

The western world has been in decline since Trump’s election, democracy itself will struggle to survive another four years of this insanity. If the outlandish spin and perpetual lies by neo-conservatives to first gain, and then remain, in power become the norm, the world, as we know it, may be over.

One would think that most Americans would’ve had a gutful of this pitiful excuse for a human being and, come November, would firmly apply the boot. But Trump has powerful backers, like Murdoch, who are intent on keeping him in power, their own futures depend on it.

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  1. How crook [sick!] can a crooked masthead-Trump be! And
    how bent is his associate [Murdoch’s] support. What a duo
    they are. Senseless. Power trippers both. It’s a game plan
    gone wrong. If the loonies win we are losers here as well.
    I have relatives in Mane & CT who feel defeated in the
    here-&-now. Still, we have the logically impaired numbers
    on this turf to look out for & they too are Murdoch made.
    The ‘war of the world’s’ been rewritten.

  2. Lets have a look , you Keith Duncan of Pimlico- a nobody , Trump- president of the free world who’s making changes that he was elected to do. Credibility is a powerful thing.

  3. The only thing credible about Trump is the knowledge
    that he’s trashed the so-called ‘free world’ & shot his
    country to pieces because he can. The man’s a great
    danger to what Liberty is all about. Quips on social
    media. Why not. Show-hosting… he’s playing with
    people’s lives. It’s Russian Roulette.


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