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Lismore trail of recycled crushed glass in concrete

A trial to use recycled crushed glass in concrete as a replacement for sand will be taking place in Lismore at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.

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Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

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Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Nudging into a Smarter Summer

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Kura and Sou: two authentic Japanese Byron restaurants

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Food prices are up, and so is…

I was shocked to see the cost of local bread I buy in Mullumbimby had risen 40 per cent. That particular loaf is becoming a luxury item.

Greyhound nightmare

Has the greyhound racing industry no shame? The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has condemned an invasive and painful greyhound breeding...

Since early January 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic started, when the world population started to be informed of the new health danger facing everybody, when governments started to implement established preparations to combat this threat to people’s health, many methods were implemented in different ways in all the countries that had agreed to follow these methods. 

Of the independent organisations, the WHO, the WEF etc, (not elected) have somehow become a ruling power over individual nations. Where the people of these nations were required to submit to the procedures. 

Most people were not aware of how their government had agreed to this new process, and gladly followed the methods implemented. Content that their government they had voted for, were being a responsible authority for their society. Yet the WHO required the procedures to be implemented, governments were submitting to this authority that their people didn’t vote for, (quietly using the newly established laws) they had legislated. 

The already established social normalities were replaced with regulations forcing the populations to make changes to the way they could live their lives. Populations being under this new rule of law from these other authorities, softly set in place by our government. 

It can be seen in the records that this gradually happened over decades, as governments changed their countries’ laws to let this process manifest. They had agreed to be ruled by this other so-called authority, without informed consent from the population they had responsibility to govern. This new process continues to be implemented without transparency from our government today; that is now being controlled by the WHO etc. 

Are we now a commodity being traded by this unelected global system? That governments agree to pay for with the tax they collect from people?

Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores

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  1. For goodness sakes, NO ‼️The LAST thing we want is international cooperation on things like poverty, pandemics and global warming. It’s surely much better for each nation to do its own thing. Bugger that, better for each LGA to do its own thing, no wait each household! No that’s still tyranny – let every individual be their own expert and do what they think best. Anything less decentralised is clearly dictatorship!!


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