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Alarming footage of devastation in Ellis State Forest

Today north coast conservationists say they are shocked and alarmed at footage of the devastation being wrought in Ellis State Forest south of Grafton.

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Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

A long and chequered career in cooking

When she was just 16, Elizabeth Jackson was kicked out of a home economics class – not because she burnt a pot or had a collapsed sponge, but because she made a black wedding cake.

Flood on Prince Street

It seems that the strongest impediment to the Prince Street temporary housing is the addition of fill to the...

A voice for koalas: Vale Olivia Newton-John

The Rainforest Information Centre has expressed its deep condolences to the family and close friends of Olivia Newton-John who was literally the voice of the koala.

No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.

You’ve probably noticed the shortages of various items in shops and the many ‘staff wanted’ signs around the area. A few years ago a local supermarket had hundreds of applicants for a position, now positions are suddenly difficult to fill. Why is that? 

Victoria is offering large cash payments for school teachers to move there, but the teacher shortage is actually Australia wide. We should expect to see staff shortages in many professions: including pilots, dentists, doctors, car mechanics and tradesman, with staff shortages characterised by a corresponding increase in the length of waiting lists for services.

The widespread staff shortages are not easily explained by people being sick with a bad flu for a week or two, nor are they owing to lack of immigrants, on the contrary, these staff shortages are appearing around the world and they need to be explained. 

Peter Olson, Gonengerry


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1 COMMENT

  1. The staff shortages could easily be explained as being due to the vaccination mandate where up to 20% of people in the majority of professions that were mentioned lost their job.
    These people, mostly being free thinking, strong healthy people, have gone on in their life to occupations that were more acceptable of their lifestyle and health choices.
    Mandates are discrimatory and have no place in a free democratic society.

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