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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Aged Care Fail

Our aged care system is broken. We didn’t need a Royal Commission to tell us that many of our old people have been abused by the system that is supposed to care for them. But now we have hard evidence that we are failing our elders. Some of the data that has been released is shocking. One in five residents have experienced sexual or physical abuse.

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable...

Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

Interview with Mell Coppin and Zara Noruzi, from Byron Comedy Festival

Byron Bay Comedy Festival: Bringing in the Laughs. Last year wiped out our entire entertainment program, but while things aren’t completely back to normal, it’s looking up. The easing of COVID-19 Public Health restrictions means that smaller events are back!

Parking permits

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to...

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

With the ALP leadership debacle over and the appointment of Bob Carr as foreign minister one has to wonder where the ALP is heading these days. Although Carr brings a new focus on things in our region what that actually means for Australia is anyone’s guess; however, some signature ALP policies seem to continue the trend of a swing to the right.

The latest of course is the ALP’s dropping of the two-uranium-mine policy to one that virtually unlimits the amount of uranium mines on the Australian mainland. What this means has been succinctly explained in documentary maker David Bradbury’s latest production Wake Up, which details the terrifying prospect of radioactive slag heaps from the soon-to-be-expanded Roxby Downs mine. It is planned to go from an underground mine to a massive four-kilometre-wide gaping hole in the earth. The slag heap from this mine will be a staggering 150 metres high and open to the elements, including the winds, which a few years ago carried enormous amounts of soil from the continent’s centre and deposited them onto each and every eastern seaboard resident.

There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that this dust storm had contained within it radioactive dust straight out of Roxby Downs, which is only a couple of hundred kilometres from the city of Adelaide. According to experts such as Dr Helen Caldicott, a living organism need only be exposed to minute amounts of this dust to lay the foundations for future cancers and other nuclear-associated diseases such as leukemia.

Mike Mizzi, Tabulam


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Interview with Mell Coppin and Zara Noruzi, from Byron Comedy Festival

Byron Bay Comedy Festival: Bringing in the Laughs. Last year wiped out our entire entertainment program, but while things aren’t completely back to normal, it’s looking up. The easing of COVID-19 Public Health restrictions means that smaller events are back!

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Aged Care Fail

Our aged care system is broken. We didn’t need a Royal Commission to tell us that many of our old people have been abused by the system that is supposed to care for them. But now we have hard evidence that we are failing our elders. Some of the data that has been released is shocking. One in five residents have experienced sexual or physical abuse.

Sowing the seed for a connected, local food chain

Lisa Machin If you’ve ever been to the New Brighton or Mullum Farmers Markets you’d be forgiven if you thought you were seeing double. Over the...

The moveable feast

David Lowe There’s never been a better time to revisit the classic picnic and its many variants. With many venues moving to focus on outdoor dining...