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An 18-year-old South Australian man is facing court in what police say was the largest seizure ever of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in the state. He allegedly bought 20,000 tabs over the ‘dark net’. To counter this unquestioning uniform, vapid, materialistic, and militaristic culture – with its fear of anything that isn’t booze or tobacco – it’s worth remembering Aldous Huxley (1894–1964). The Brave New World author was so impressed by LSD that he requested a dosage on his deathbed. He said, ‘It is valuable because it gives the experiencer a better understanding of himself and

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Meaningful reform over press freedom is on hold until a newly formed federal parliamentary committee produces findings from their inquiry, reports independent media outlet Crikey. Yet without any crossbenchers being involved, won’t the committee just produce a report with coalition and Labor partisan interests? Crikey’s Bernard Keane summarised, ‘This is an executive-controlled committee that in effect is being asked to inquire into abuses perpetrated by the executive’.

the Disco Dong at Bayshore Drive roundabout intersection can visit bit.ly/2FLaVJD; the link published last week was incorrect. And Iain was

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the world and because it may help them to lead a less selfcentred and more creative life.’ No wonder it’s illegal.

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More than 500 workers at Blacktown City Council stopped work after their union claimed they were told to use the weedkiller Roundup or be forced out of their jobs. The ABC reported last week the United Services Union claims management ordered six staff to use the product or face being forced into alternative jobs.

Reflections Holiday Parks, operated by the state government, have retreated from the weekend surge at Clarkes Beach, Byron. Council staff say the dunes could collapse. Heavy seas took their toll around the north coast, with Council issuing a warning for Belongil, Main Beach, New Brighton, and South Golden Beach. Photo Jeff ‘Eroded Since 1986’ Dawson

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Is Labor’s Justine Elliot taking us for mugs, or is she just lazy? The Echo asked why she and her party refused to support a $75 raise for Newstart last week, and her office replied with ‘Justine’s response.’ Yet the response was actually Labor PM Katherine Gallagher’s full speech in parliament, without attribution. The Hansard transcript of Gallagher did not mention why Labor didn’t back the raise, and instead blamed the government. When a government is as bad as Morrison’s, there appears little incentive for the opposition to strive for integrity.

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The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 34.05 – July 10, 2019  

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

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 34.05 – July 10, 2019  

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