Bullying is defined as seeking to harm, intimidate, or coerce someone perceived as vulnerable.
It is a tactic, or behaviour, that has existed, in one form or another, for generations, but has grown prolifically as each year has passed.
The high-level bullying by China against Australia, for simply asking for an inquiry into the origins of COVID-19, is deplorable and unacceptable.
With one of the greatest deterrents to bullying being the role that bystanders take, it is time for countries around the world to stand up to offer their support and condemnation.
Remaining silent and doing nothing will allow this immoral and unethical practice to continue, harming both individuals and whole countries.
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NORTH SHIELDS PROGRESS MEETING
The next meeting of the North Shields Soldiers Memorial Hall and Progress Association on Thursday, December 17 at 6pm.
Meet at Dorward Reserve, then meeting to continue at North Shields Hall.
The Port Lincoln Music Society will hold its December meeting in the Port Lincoln Senior Citizens Hall on Sunday, December 13, starting at 1.30pm.
The usual variety programme will follow and all are welcome, especially any new performers.
Please bring a small plate of afternoon tea, the distribution of which will be supervised. Admission is $2, for enquiries phone 0427 360 031.
LADIES PROBUS CLUB
Port Lincoln Ladies Probus Club's next meeting will be our Christmas luncheon at Boston Bay Winery on Tuesday, December 15 at noon.
Please not there will be no Happy Chat meeting on December 22.
The club's next Happy Chat group meeting will be at the Port Lincoln Hotel on Tuesday, December 29 at 10am.
For further information phone Leonore on 0437 887 441 or Cindy on 0435 733 901.
There will be a plant sale by the Port Lincoln Anglican Hall on Friday, December 11 between 9am and 3pm.
The $5 Clothing Bag Sale will finish December 11. Thank you for your support.
Dockings Band will play for dancing on Saturday, December 12 in the Anglican Parish Hall, Port Lincoln, starting at 7.30pm.
BYO supper and thermos and celebrate the season with your friends and Father Christmas, who is ready with good surprises.