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One of Australia’s leading political biographers and academic commentators on terrorism laws will speak at the Mullumbimby Courthouse Hotel on March 27.
Charles and Camilla wafted into Australia last week, to be greeted by rapturous applause by the usual suspects. As the ageing heir and his second wife preened and postured for the well-drilled spectators the royalists gushed, led by their self-appointed leader David Flint, a comedic courtier whose silliness is only exceeded by his vanity.
If Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser had to die, it seemed only appropriate that they should do so within a few months of each other.
Last week’s magnificent memorial service for Edward Gough Whitlam provided many wonderful moments: sublime music, uplifting oratory, arresting insights, Whitlamesque wit and humour and heartfelt appreciation of how much was done, and how much could have been – and how much is still to do.
As numerous eye-glazing speeches could attest, Gough Whitlam was a great lover of the constitution and the parliament.
One thing Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser came to agree on later in life is that both major parties have swung markedly to the Right. The rise of the Greens is partly an expression of this; they have occupied the ground that post-Whitlam Labor vacated.
Around half of the potential votes have been counted in the Tweed Shire Council which have seen a surge in support for Liberal councillor James Owen.
Mullumbimby High School has had a case of COVID-19 confirmed with all staff and students requested to self isolate.
Independent candidate Michael Lyon looks to have secured enough votes to be elected Mayor, with 3,372 votes, or 23.11 per cent of the total...