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Disrupt fossil fuels

Duncan Dey, Main Arm I disrupt coal in a few ways, including by living and working off-grid (solar panels and big...

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Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state...

Two mumma koalas with joeys hit on Terranora Road

Tweed Council is warning motorists that koalas are on the move and is asking drivers to take extra caution through new koala zones marked on Terranora Road, following several sightings and two accidents involving the much-loved marsupials in recent weeks. 

In a league of their own

S Haslam At the end of a dusty lane, just beyond the increasingly hip area of the Mullum Industrial Estate,...

Morrison’s craven cave to the QAnon cult – can he squirm out of this one too?

Monday night’s Four Corners program on ABC explained that two Australian lackeys of the American cult called QAnon – Tim Stewart and his son Jesse – are pushing the cult’s terrible excuse for a belief system.

Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Page MP and prominent Rudd backer Janelle Saffin says it is time for the ALP to put party wrangling aside and work together for the betterment of the community.

‘We should just get on with the business of government, implementing policies and, for me locally, getting things done in our area,’ she told ABC radio this morning.

Both Ms Saffin and Richmond MP Justine Elliot came out vocally on the side of Kevin Rudd ahead of yesterday’s ALP leadership ballot. But Ms Saffin does not think this will prevent her having a good relationship with the Gillard leadership team in the future.

‘I have worked in the past with both Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard as Labor prime ministers, and have done so to the benefit of the Page electorate,’ she said in a statement. ‘Both have been good friends to our electorate and this relationship will continue.

‘The ALP is the best vehicle to achieve fairness and justice in society and I’ll continue to represent the people of Page in an effective, strong and independent way.’


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