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September 26, 2022

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West Byron flooding

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Double demerit warning from police

Police are encouraging road users to take care while travelling on NSW roads, ahead of the National Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II and the start of the September school holidays.

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Odd row of lights

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Matt Eggleston’s interpretation of the Chinese Ambassador’s address at the National Press Club demonstrates an ignorance of Chinese culture and policy. Far from inflammatory, his comments were actually conciliatory. He, and the Chinese government, are aware of our change of government and are hoping to put the stuff-ups of the Morrison government’s handling of foreign affairs behind us. His speech was an offer to move forward instead of looking backwards.  

However, whatever you believe is the case, Matt’s call to ban Chinese spokesmen in future is particularly inappropriate.

As former Israeli Defence and Foreign Minister, Moshe Dayan, said, ‘if you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends, you talk to your enemies’. 

IMatt, and people like him, should be encouraging communication between our nations not calling for cutting them off.

Warren Kennedy, Mullumbimby


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1 COMMENT

  1. Sun Tzu says…
    “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”
    “Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”
    “Ultimate victory is when battle has been thwarted through intelligence or intimidation, there has been no destruction, no cities have been seized, and no blood has been shed. These are the ways to subdue the enemy without fighting. This is the supreme art of war.”

    Sun Tzu and his contemporaries from the warring states period are mandatory in all Chinese War Colleges. We are already at war. Appeasement will mean destruction. Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. So let us talk to them as we use are silent weapons to fight this quiet war.

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