Beyond the Valley

GET OFF THE COUCH GRAMPS

In 1900, human life expectancy in Australia was 38 years. Now, a mere hundred and twenty years later, our expected lifespan has more than doubled. It’s “one giant leap for mankind”. Men can now expect 80.5 years. Women do better and can anticipate 84.6 years on earth. Mind you, life expectancy for indigenous Australians is […]

Beyond the Valley

A CRY FROM MYANMAR THAT TOUCHES US ALL…

Our people are being arrested, tortured and slaughtered by a Military dictator and his followers who are police and soldiers. We have many proof that soldiers change their uniforms to avoid international attention.  I am 40 years old and have lived with fear and hatred since I was 8 years old. I still remember that […]

Beyond the ValleyPolitics

THE GREAT FACEBOOK SHOOT-OUT.

The great Facebook shoot-out is not over.  The six-guns may be back in the holsters, but Facebook has made it clear it is not shucking its shell on the ground.  News pages may have been restored, but Facebook reserves the right again to shut down news feeds.   The government made some concessions and, finally […]

Beyond the ValleyEnvironmentPolitics

THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE

After years of government mishandling and deliberate obfuscation, kowtowing to developers, ignoring the climate science, degrading our land, losing wildlife and habitat, it’s time to change our environmental laws.  According to The Guardian Australia, The Morrison government must overhaul Australia’s environmental laws, including establishing new independent bodies to take on responsibility for monitoring the environment […]

Beyond the ValleyPeople

EVERTON UNMASKED

I was born in Australia in 2010 and when I was nearly four we moved to Texas.Now, moving back to Australia when I am ten years old is really different.  Alot because of Covid.  For example here in Australia you don’t have to wear a mask everywhere! In America, we pretty much went a whole […]

Beyond the ValleyPolitics

DON’T EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THE BIDEN PRESIDENCY

Joe Biden is the most “elected” president in US history, having won not only the November 3 2020 election but also many court challenges which have reaffirmed the election result. The January 6 formal announcement of his election victory was marred by one of the worst acts of violence in Washington DC history, when the […]

Beyond the ValleyHealthPeople

CARING FOR THE CARERS

There are now more than 2.5 million unpaid carers in Australia – people who selflessly look after family, relatives and friends – many of whom probably don’t realise they are classified as carers. Carers Australia defines carers as “people who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental […]

Beyond the ValleyNoticesPeople

THE YEAR AHEAD… TAKE A DEEP BREATH

2020 is behind us… gone but certainly not forgotten. Sadly, it will live with us for all the wrong reasons.  Have lessons been learned, what changes will stay, and how can we make a new year better? We all have stories to tell. Some of us are glad that older rellies are not here to […]

Beyond the ValleyPeoplePolitics

AGED CARE…UNDER A CLOUD??

The inquiry into Aged Care muddles along. But for anyone anywhere in Australia who has a loved one in care… clouds and complaints still hover. Sadly, it took a pandemic and many lonely and unnecessary deaths to shine a small beam of light into some very dark rooms. It is notable that the generation most […]