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August 9, 2022

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Tucked away in a Mullumbimby music studio, a group of local musicians have been pouring their hearts out through song.

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My excitement about the electoral result is rising fast! This is a stellar chance to reconstruct our democracy to deliver for all people. Anger and boredom are mounting steadily, the result of campaign lies and irrelevance that stoke fears. 

A raft of Independents can deliver as follows: love over fear; peace versus warring factional troops; intelligent, balanced individuals with compassion for all, versus irrational partisan empathy for some; welfare of locals versus corporate agendas.

Let’s bolster democracy with new laws that value Independents over dangerously manipulated political parties. Undemocratic partisan foundations of sand have always caused instability and wars.

The biggest challenge of all will be legislation to bring to heel globalist corporations with unsavoury agendas for humanity. They are, even now, manipulating our media to pump out propaganda favouring established parties.

Absent transparency, parties direct mountains of public money to favour selected corporations – great economic managers indeed!

So be courageous, vote with your heart first, and place big parties last.

Hayo van der Woude, Mullumbimby

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  1. Independants are good for preferances . Just be careful they’re Not coalition in disguise . There’s plenty of sneaky ones out there pretending to be anti coalition but they arnt . Like aup , one nation , lib democrats , Conservative christens , Etc .


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