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Nimbin boil water alert lifted – remains for rural water supply

The Boil Water Alert for the village of Nimbin has been lifted, effective immediately – but remains in place for rural users. 

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From Margaret River to Byron to save veterans

William ‘Will’ Burnett served in the RAAF for ten years in logistics and ended his career as a well-established physical training Instructor. After his discharge, on his return from the Middle East, his mental health declined and he struggled through the clinical health system.

International Day for the Elimination of Gender-Based Violence and the start of 16 days of activism

Today marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, a global campaign dedicated to ending gender-based violence.

Woman charged following house fire – Murwillumbah

A woman will face court today charged following a house fire in Murwillumbah.

Varroa mite detection sees Red Zone expanded

NSW Department of Primary Industries Varroa mite tracing and surveillance work has confirmed a new detection of Varroa mite, as field officers continue hive inspections with beekeepers across the state.

A festival for film BUFFs

Building upon last year’s electric event, the Byron Underground Film Festival (BUFF) returns to shake things up, expand the...

RAT effectiveness: does it wane with each new COVID-19 variant?

While the spike protein on the SARS-CoV-2 virus is the site of most immunity-evading mutations, RATs instead search for the nucleocapsid proteins below the virus surface.

Germany has just worked out that they want to legalise recreational use of cannabis by allowing 30g possession and three plants to grow. It needs now to pass parliament and then Germany will be the second country in the EU allowing recreational use, after Malta in December 2021 allowed four plants to grow and possession of seven grams.

Here, in the clever country, in the ACT you can possess 50g and grow two plants, and guess what? The world hasn’t gone to shit, they are still functioning and cannabis offences went down by 90 per cent in the first twelve months with no increase in hospital presentations.

Just imagine all the money, time etc. saved; the pain and suffering not created in good human beings.

While we are experiencing real challenges, like the fossil fuel climate catastrophe, we just bulldoze forests as usual, criminalise medicinal cannabis users for driving unimpaired, jail envionmental protesters for blocking roads to raise awareness. We are throwing taxpayers’ money into multinational oil and gas companies who never pay tax in the first place.

Is it just me or how much more time do we have to waste playing these games? So sorry future generations, we just got stuck and brainwashed every day again. Just like Groundhog Day

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock


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  1. It’s over, weed is now a corporatized comodity, one only has to lie to a random Doctor over the phone for a simple weekly perscription gaining access to legally grown corporate weed sent to a chemist of your choice for collection
    Time is meaningless to entities that live beyond a human life Span


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