|Opinion and Analysis||Updated October 29, 2012|
So, how did a Colombian and a Bulgarian end up running one of the Shire’s most successful – and authentic – Thai restaurants? It could almost be the start of one of those jokes, and certainly the journey, as largely recounted by co-owner John, is viewed more for its comical than its challenging nature. Read more »
Asia already accounts for nearly half all our imports and a staggering 71 per cent of exports.
For a prime minister who once admitted that she felt more at home in the classroom than on the international stage, Julia Gillard has come a long way in a short time.Read more »
The news you have when you’re not having news (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claytons): NSW environment minister Robyn Parker was not only running behind the news last Thursday when she ‘announced’ so-called reforms to coastal management legislation but she also gave Byron Shire residents little chance to find out more. Read more »
I used to think that a perfect life would be living six months of the year here in Australia and six months in Italy. It was even a goal of sorts – until my Taurean self was reminded of how unsettled I was every time I came back from overseas; how long it took me to reorientate myself; how time-wasting that element was – but above all how much I loved home.Read more »
It’s amazing just where the mind goes when you’re trying to sleep. I haven’t had a full night’s sleep since about 1995.
The days of putting my head on the pillow and then awakening refreshed the next morning are long gone. I doze. Then I wake and drink water. I go back to sleep. Then I feel cold, so I’ll pull up the covers.Read more »
There is still an awful lot of taxpayers’ money devoted to greed rather than need.
The government finished last week mildly euphoric after what Foreign Minister Bob Carr described as its ‘big, juicy, decisive’ win in the United Nations.Read more »
The Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority’s draft Northern Rivers Catchment Action Plan (CAP) for 2013–2023 is on public exhibition (www.northern.cma.nsw.gov.au ) until November 9. In addition, a meeting to explain the plan will be held on Thursday October 25 at the Bangalow RSL Hall at 10am, the temptation of morning tea at 9.30am.Read more »