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May 26, 2024

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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

Other News

NSW gov’t opens Tweed Valley Hospital

The NSW government is to officially open the $723.3 million Tweed Valley Hospital today after the transferral of patients to the new facility last week.

St Helena Tunnel, Ewingsdale – changed overnight traffic conditions 

Essential maintenance at the St Helena Tunnel will be carried out overnight on the Pacific Motorway at Ewingsdale from Monday, 27 May.

Consumer watchdog asked to investigate MasterChef ‘renewable gas’ claims

Claims that ‘renewable gas’ is making MasterChef 'greener' are under scrutiny following a complaint to the ACCC.

Final kambo witnesses called, inquest yet to hear from Lore Solaris and Cameron Kite

The Jarrad Antonovich inquest ground inexorably towards its conclusion yesterday, with more evidence from witnesses showing the tragedy could possibly have been avoided, and certainly the ongoing damage lessened, if everyone involved had taken responsibility earlier.

Embarking on adventure

The 2024 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Brunswick Heads and the Picture House is calling all adventurers, thrill-seekers, and lovers of the great outdoors. With only two screenings scheduled for 23 and 24 May, tickets are selling fast.

Hundreds of DV arrests across state

Police have charged more than 550 people during a four-day operation targeting the state’s most dangerous domestic and family violence offenders.

T Sharples, Tweed Heads

I woke early this morning (yet again) to the thumping sound of News’ helicopters taking shots of the traffic chaos building up [at the border] to entertain Queenslanders tonight. They love watching it, but they sure wouldn’t like living in it.

I said to my wife, ‘Quick, what do you want at the shops?’ From previous experience I know once the traffic backs up to the Boyds Bay bridge we simply cannot get over the Gold Coast highway to the Tweed Mall, and if we take the M1 down to South Tweed to shop we cannot get back any time soon.

Queensland police were stopping all vehicles and questioning drivers as to their purpose for entering Queensland in an attempt to create an administrative deterrent on top of the already restrictive entry requirements. Therefore, so called border bubble zone residents get discriminated against – big time. We’re unable to cross to see family. Teachers and child care workers have now been struck out as essential workers who may cross. In fact, as of this coming Friday, essential workers will have to be vaccinated [at least one jab] in order to cross. Queenslanders of course don’t have to submit to such rules.

Who’s running the country? The state premiers are, under their various conflicting and ever-changing health orders. National Cabinet has descended into a joke, and there is no end in sight to the division and chaos as trust in government plummets and the political bagging and point scoring game heats up.

There’s little light at the end of the tunnel when mandatory vaccinations become the norm to cross state borders, enter buildings, go to work, go to the gym, enrol at university and so on. And what’s our PM doing? Running away from all of it saying ‘it’s a matter for the various states, employers, building owners, airlines etc’. Yet latest opinion polls still show Scott Morrison is the country’s preferred PM, 49 per cent to Anthony Albanese’s 39 per cent.

If Labor cannot land a glove on a prime minister who has abandoned the very core of his duty – leadership – then it had better change leaders, or lose the next ‘unloseable’ election as well.


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  1. Be suspicious of those who would hold power in totalitarian times. It is possible that neither Morrison or Albanese want the job of fall guy.
    History and Nuremberg are not forgotten.

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