@ Tim: Interesting and emotional comment here Tim. Unsure where …

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@ Tim: Interesting and emotional comment here Tim. Unsure where it comes from but I am also a long time local. I note that Erwin actually provides a significant amount to the benefit to all of us in the town.
He reports unbiased, truthful and relevant news, without financial gain. I’d suggest that is pretty impressive and shows commitment.
Back to the LBC. Perhaps start a fund with proceeds coming from, say 10% of all royalties.
We’d need a TRUSTED body to mange them and claims would be processed when a PROMIS number was produced.
This would not fix the issue of the LBC but as the government won’t, at least people wouldn’t be out of pocket.

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Man robbed, but wait, there’s so much more on FB
Unfortunately unless the powers to be take this seriously, people may take matters into their own hands.


CAAMA must show why it shouldn’t be under administration
@ Jeff: Unsure Jeff how the word racist got into this.
A failing business is a failing business. The fact that ORIC have issued a show cause notice, clearly suggests that in their eyes there are some serious financial irregularities in the organisation.
My question is why isn’t this organisation supporting itself?
When the taxpayers have to keep funding these ventures over long periods, they have every right to pass comment both good and bad.
If they are unviable they should be shut down.


Woman threatened with weapon, credit card, car stolen
@ James T Smerk: Unfortunately James, there isn’t any deterrent, hence the ongoing crimes.


Assange must not be abandoned
There will always be secrets. Unfortunately they are sometimes necessary for strategic reasons but also due to the fact that in some cases people can’t deal with the truth or that can’t keep a secret.
Perhaps concentrate on the secrets that our government is keeping from us first. Then if there is time pursue other causes.
When we criticise the government we need to ask ourselves, did I vote for them?


A troubling snapshot of disadvantage
It was once the parents’ responsibility and when that was stopped it became the school’s responsibility, then the employer’s. It’s time the parents were allowed and made to take on the responsibility.


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