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July 28, 2021

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$10k fine for man who flew to Ballina while COVID infected, as govt takes Pfizer vaccine from regions

A young man who left COVID lockdown in Sydney and flew to Ballina while infected with the virus has been fined nearly $10,000 for numerous health order breaches in NSW and Queensland.

Other News

Independent councillor calls for online voting

A manageable and easy-to-navigate system was necessary, Cr Allsop said, one that allowed 'equal presence for all candidates'.

Riverland Wine: A hidden gem

  Julz Recsei* As I navigate the vast world of wine, I am constantly looking for something new and I found...

Regional Lions Club funding gets a new 10-seater for the Rainbow Dragons

Ross Kendall The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club (RRDBC) will have a new, 10-seater boat for competition training thanks to...

Lismore Hospital redevelopment site temporarily closed after COVID-19 exposure risk

Work at the Lismore Base Hospital Stage 3C redevelopment site was temporarily paused late on Tuesday 20 July over COVID exposure risks.

Ink Gin still a winner

S Haslam Has it already been six years since I first saw a demonstration of the curious colour-changing properties of...

Onsite build of manufactured homes in South Tweed deferred

The estimated $13,800,000 manufactured home development slated for 30 Fraser Drive, Tweed Heads South was seeking to build the houses onsite rather than offsite as required by the legislation.

Hayo van der Woude, Mullumbimby

Richard Hil seems lost. From think tank driver to musing about the meaning of love in Mullumbimby (Echo, 5 Aug). Could he be onto something?

Think tanks are echo chambers for experts bred by a system that perpetuates itself. But all people must be involved to re-imagine society.

Let’s not be coy anymore. The whole nation saw that LOVE symbol anyway (Four Corners, 3 Aug).

Let’s kick-start the debate the nation and the planet need us to have.

To be really challenging, how about removing the capital from Capitalism, and replacing it with love?

Corporate rape of the planet is fuelled by lust for ever-growing cash flow.

Pay little or nothing for resources or labour, and ignore collateral damage. That imperative is conducive to ethical failures and crimes.

We must debate the profiteering monetary system that relentlessly demands cash repayments. It is the prime cause of stressful private, business and political instability, easily toppled by a mere virus.

A zero interest currency under government control can lead to an equitable, stable society.

It’s akin to castrating corporate rapists.

Good business concepts can attract private capital or input by many creative means, without fear of foreclosure.

Visualise it as giving capitalism a soul transplant in place of a cold calculator of complex mathematical constructs.

Picture the resultant community capable of finding LOVE, compassion and a meaningful life for each member.


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