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June 13, 2024

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Indonesian street food at the Mullum Farmers Market

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Editorial – Who’s up for reelection in Byron Shire?

Over the coming months, you, dear constituent, will be subjected to local politicians campaigning for the September 14 Council elections. 

A reader responded to my suggestion that instead of Australia reintroducing national service, that juvenile lawbreakers be directed to the emergency services.

Well, they missed the entire point, the problem is not just the current crime situation within, but the increasing threat of problems occurring from without.

Apart from the need to bolster the defence force manpower, it might also provide a basic trade training for conscripts.

As I write this, it appears that the UK is considering bringing back national service. Perhaps they recognise the global threat. Meanwhile I’d just like to see the crime scene here disappear.

Peter Walters, Ballina


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  1. You do know this will take away from the defence budget and when in action kept the wages of military personnel supressed and recruitment for permanent positions down. So a lose lose proposition.

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