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Swivel by name, drivel by nature

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Trove runs out of funding in June. How will the loss of the service affect Australian and Pacific research?

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A play that puzzles and delights

The multi-award-winning play is a puzzle of scenes that are slowly put together by the audience to tell the...

Only nine weeks to Bluesfest and 18 new artists announced

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Better outcomes start with teachers who believe in inclusive education

For all students – particularly those with additional needs – a teacher who doesn't believe in inclusive education can be harmful.

Dr Philip Nitschke to visit Lismore

Controversial founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, Dr Philip Nitschke will hold a free public meeting on NSW’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying Act at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday.

Mother and Daughter Stop Logging in Yarratt Forest

Two women who grew up in the Manning Valley are currently suspended from trees with  ropes connected to, and stopping, logging in Yarratt Forest north of Taree.

Hayo van der Woude, Mullumbimby

COVID incompetence and government stupidity is destroying society and accelerating the rich/poor divide. We need to take charge locally to save ourselves, as if state and federal governments are closed.

Government and corporate spin in pursuit of votes and profit, inevitably hide, override or distort the truth. We know they can’t be trusted.

Commercial media, for self-interest, provide GovCorp the spin they want. They are not free press.

But don’t let the complexity of myriad issues divide us. Caring people of great intellect, naturally lean in opposing directions on many virus issues.

Respect, patience and care are required in debates to discern truth and seek answers.

It is patently clear that mistrust and non-compliance spring largely from the light of intelligent debates by highly renowned, qualified, reputable people around the globe who are debating the science, equity, and legalities on a variety of platforms. (Removed reference to The Highwire and Bitchute – Ed)

Clearly, behind the false bravado, governments and their advisers are also unsure about the scientific conclusions from incomplete and manipulated data. Only time will tell.

Meanwhile, the ABC has the resources and legal responsibility to provide us with balanced debate. The way forward, and the enormous economic implications, must be based on truth and trust. Engage with these humanitarians and experts in debate! There is no credible national platform for free speech besides the ABC.

The nation’s political mess illustrates what science has shown. Constant anger, stress and fear of backstabbing operates from the lower brain. Experience shows we make shocking decisions in fight or flight mode.

Humans evolved a prefrontal cortex to facilitate an inclusive, compassionate society, as demonstrated in tribal cultures, where all people had a place. We’re on an evolutionary threshold to do that on a large scale.

So, plan for December LGA (local government area) elections, with practical independents replacing many of the partisan combatants.

This is just the region to shine some light on new concepts, while others observe. The ideas are out there. We’re looking to get everyone housed, fed, and engaged in useful self-motivated roles towards the greater good.

Global corporations hoard all the liquid currency. Why not provide our own with the local crypto currency? Some of our more visionary billionaire invaders might invest a bit, to ensure each community member has a pocketful.

What goes around comes around. It will free our local economy.

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  1. Cryptocurrency- one of the great sources of energy consumption, you haven’t thought that out- the richest people own all the companies allowing access to the internet. Might need 5g to power it, damn, COVID creating, out with the Alfoil caps.


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