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August 3, 2021

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Be CaféSmart about a cuppa donation for homelessness charities

Most people would be shocked to know how close to homelessness some people in the community are – some people might be very shocked to know how close they themselves are to homelessness. It doesn’t take much.

Other News

Federal MP and rural Drs blast NSW Premier Berejiklian over Pfizer supplies

The decision by NSW State Premier Gladys Berejiklian to redirect Pfizer supplies from the North Coast to Sydney has drawn criticism from local Federal MP Justine Elliot.

New gallery and studio breathes life into old church and graveyard

Was it divine intervention or western democracy that changed the fate of a former country church on the Northern Rivers last week?

Cyclist dies in collision after refusing police request to stop – Casino

A cyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle after police asked him to stop.

South East Queensland lockdown continues for another five days

Queensland Health has issued a statement that says the current lockdown in South East Queensland will continue for another five days as a precaution following new cases in the state.

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

New digs for Bangalow Lions Club

After 30 years of using a makeshift shed at the Bangalow Showground for their bar and barbecue, the Bangalow Lions Club have opened their newly constructed Lions Kiosk.

Michele Grant, Ocean Shores

What happens to people who reject the pursuit of wealth as the primary focus of adult life? Does anyone have a choice?

Are we free or able to exist outside the mainstream or must we sell our time and labour to sustain our life? Is capitalistic exploitation the only pathway we have to follow? Do we have to be independently wealthy before we can choose to live an alternative lifestyle?

What happens to people who can’t compete in the marketplace, ordinary people who have no special gifts or talents to nurture, who lack confidence or abilities or perhaps simply have no opportunity to pursue a career? Some never find a niche in our competitive workplaces.

They have nowhere to run. They have no means to survive. Do we let them rot and die? Or can we set them free and let them be?

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1 COMMENT

  1. There is no reason for you to join the modern life. You can live off the land, there’s plenty of land in this wide sparse country to forage or farm.
    If you want to live in an urban area like ocean shores, with reticulated services, drive a car around to see visit friends, buy food from shops, then I am afraid that means you are participating in modern society and nothing is free. Economies developed naturally along with human society evolution, they are a reflection of human nature, not an artificial imposition suddenly placed on society in the last 20 years.

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