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First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

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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. 

Editorial: Dear Committee Secretariat

The federal Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts has commenced a new inquiry into Australia’s regional newspapers (print...

Lismore Council chooses costly by-election over ‘countback’ if a council position becomes vacant

New Councillor Big Rob took to the floor of the Lismore Council chambers during the first council meeting (Tuesday...

Eva Ramsey says she will be her own woman on Ballina Council

One of Ballina's new councillors in B Ward is independent Eva Ramsey, who was elected as part of Sharon Cadwallader's team and is joining council for the first time. So why now, and what does she stand for?

Bioenergy precaution

The notion of ‘Green Energy’ has recently excited business investors and no doubt the public. We need positive solutions...

Bungawalbin primitive bush camp: death by a thousand cuts

Locals are raising concerns in relation to a Development Application for a ‘Community Facilities – Primitive camp ground' near Coraki that they say is a site prone to severe flooding and fire risk.

While the population of planet Earth grapples with the novel coronavirus situation, everyone is facing the ancient learning; what to do and what not to do? 

Life continues regardless of circumstances people create in their participation with life. 

One nagging reported situation that raised its head at the beginning of 2020; where did COVID-19 come from? Sadly, this question has taken the back seat while the process of ignoring and removing the question altogether is being implemented. 

As long as authority does not peruse this question, with open and honest debate with the rest of the population, are we not all following the blind men of authority to get results only they can see? 

SARS-CoV-2 can’t be seen without specialist equipment, thus identification remains in the control of the few. What the equipment reveals to the experts who use it is shrouded in the secrets of their processes and laws. The same people who are making the rules for the pandemic… er, is that a conflict of interest like robodebt and sports rorts etc? 

What is going to change this process to reveal these secrets to all people? What is going on with the secrets they are keeping? What are  the reasons? 

Doubt remains about where SARS-CoV-2 came from; is it natural or unnatural? What have, and what are the bio labs doing, besides making the vaccines? 

The morality of their actions we are listening to and following are leading to unknown situations, we can believe, or not believe, the information they give. It still remains the blind person following the blind person, to get somewhere. While learning what to do and what not to do. 

Robert Podhajsk, Ocean Shores


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