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Backlash THC could be the missing part of the puzzle in reducing severe epileptic seizures for some patients. A team from the University of Sydney believe more research should be done into how THC could be incorporated into a legal medicinal cannabis formulation. www.abc. net.au/news/2018-07-05/epilepsy-treatment-cannabischemical-thc/9944878. QQQQ

In a novel move to fight air pollution, Germany announced earlier this week that they would be offering free public transport in five key cities across the country. QQQQ

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A senate inquiry is about to look into Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;animal extinction crisisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. While koalas are under threat of extinction from loss of habitat and overdevelopment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; oh and the Pacific Highway, their version of the Great Dividing Range â&#x20AC;&#x201C; experts are saying that we are also in danger of losing the platypus.

Brunswick Heads is fast gaining a reputation for unusual and unexpected little things to grab your attention and imagination; thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the faerie houses, the Lego wall, the Picture House, Fleet, Clems and now at the Curious Collective, the Strumpet Salon and Imaginarium, which seems to like to come to life on Sundays at lunchtime. Fingal Capaldi (on the steps) played last week while MissChief and Suebido will weave their quirky magic this coming Sunday from 12.30. Curious Colective, Tweed St at Bruns. Photo Jeff â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Faerieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dawson

Labor is next elected so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more Checkout and fewer repeats of Midsomer Murders mysteries.

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Mullum Cares is nominating Mullumbimby as the Most Sustainable Community in NSW and they need your help. Register all the organisations, businesses, projects or events that deliver social and environmental sustainability in and around the town by July 16 at http:// bit.ly/sutainablemull.

The Wall Street Journal reports that since the Trump tax cuts for corporations came into effect, the newfound cash is, cough, not going into job growth but instead into buying more of their own stocks. This of course inflates corporate share prices and sets the scene for the next global financial crisis. The trick of trickle-down continuesâ&#x20AC;¦

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The ABCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Checkout has checked out, for the time being. Was the show a threat to corporate interests, given it informed consumers of their rights? Only an independent broadcaster would, or could, produce such a show. Hopefully the ABCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget will be restored once

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29-year-old Will Hawley from Byron Bay is skateboarding for refugees along the El Camino de Santiago, The Way of St James, in Spain. You can sponsor him at www.gofundme.com/ walking-for-refugees online.

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The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.05 – July 11, 2018  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in northern NSW, Australia.

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.05 – July 11, 2018  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in northern NSW, Australia.