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Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.

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Immunity

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A prisoner of hope – healing possible as Country returned

In a recent conversation, with a dear friend, Gumilaroi educator Professor Bob Morgan, my spirit was lifted when he told me that after 50+ years of struggling for justice and equity for First Nations’ people in Australia and overseas that he remains ‘a prisoner of hope’ despite the glacial speed of progress and change.

Truth

The truth doesn’t mind being questioned. A lie does. Margot Hays, Bangalow

Epiq sporting facilities ready for summer

Lennox Head’s Clarence Property has just handed over to Ballina Shire Council the newly constructed Community & Sports Amenities Building, at the sports fields opposite Epiq Marketplace, off Hutley Drive.

Let’s get real

AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating,...

Editorial: Jabby jab jab jabb

As of this week, NSW reached the double vaccination target of 80 per cent!

Six questions for Jehovah’s Witness doorknockers:

1. Are you aware that the 2016 Royal Commission into Institutional Handling of Child Sexual Abuse investigated 1006 alleged perpetrators of abuse within your church, over the last six decades?

2. Are you aware that your church, until recently, required a ‘second witness’ before they would report claims of sexual abuse to authorities?

3. Are you aware that your church finally signed on to the National Redress Scheme for victims of child sexual abuse this year, only after the government threatened to strip its charitable tax exemption?

4. Why is the church headed by an all-male governing body (like the Roman Catholic Church), that adheres to policies in a guidebook that’s kept confidential from other followers?

5. Why are the women in your church defined by their relationship to men, and wives must let their husbands make all decisions?

6. Are women within your church discouraged from tertiary studies and seeking fulltime employment?

Sue McLeod, Myocum

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  1. Sue: You can’t talk sense with those anti-education cult members. A “clothing optional” sign at the gate will keep them at bay.

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