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Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

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Band Called Stereo soon to be legends of Byron

A new group out of Byron, Band Called Stereo, have recently recorded and released the first single from their new album. Nothing extraordinary in that, apart from the fact that two of the members have just completed Year Ten and the other two have just complete Year Nine

Mullumbimby Indian Restaurant

The Mullum Indian Restaurant is situated, conveniently, a short drive from town, at the Mullumbimby Golf Club and...

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption: what comes next?

The powerful volcanic eruption was captured in amazing detail, yet remains shrouded in mystery. The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga...

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

The Lord and that ‘dance’

Two things happened during the last week that perfectly illustrate the federal government’s position on religious discrimination in Australia.

Astrological gravitas

The Mullum Aeronautics and Space Administration (MASA) will soon launch the Spiders Webb telescope, which will break through to...

Elon Musk’s rocket has only one booster that will handle ongoing flights, but the pharmaceutical companies expect us to have a new booster every six months. I’d prefer to escape COVID using Elon Musk’s booster.

Sapoty Brook, Main Arm

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  1. We can dismiss, as not good enough, the science that has given us some clearly effective defences against this disease – in record time – or we could ponder what it was like living through past plagues when science had little knowledge of treatment or prevention beyond barricading the afflicted together indoors.

    Witty as is your little pun Sapoty, it doesn’t add much substance to the consideration of a topic that has some rather serious implications for humanity.

  2. How I see your choice of flying to another planet Is tantamount to saying , we have stuffed up this planet ,let’s go elsewhere . The perfect statement from freedom of choice advocates … Me , me , me … I am rich and entitled , I am outta here .

    • “…anti have yet to learn to grow up” nah, we are just jab free Stef.

      Most like me are not anti-anything, well maybe anti-name calling.

      A little unfortunate that you have such a tone. Respect for choice is a pretty important concept for more harmonious communities.

      Merry Christmas!

  3. Hi Steve. I’d expect you have reasons for being jab free where as I know and
    understand the loss [deaths] of two taken by the virus. By all means – have
    a happy/merry Christmas. Life is precious & need not be squandered.


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Israel and Palestine

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