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New data reveals NSW social housing waitlist blowout

A fresh analysis by Homelessness NSW reveals where people are waiting the longest for social housing, sparking calls to double the supply of social homes and boost services funding.

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Some spending cannot be questioned

The euphemisms were flying when Australia's Defence Minister Richard Marles announced last week that an extra $50 billion would be spent on our military over the next decade, and that $72.8 billion of already announced spending would be redirected.

Cape Byron Distillery release world-first macadamia cask whisky

S Haslam The parents of Cape Byron Distillery CEO Eddie Brook established the original macadamia farm that you can see...

New data reveals NSW social housing waitlist blowout

A fresh analysis by Homelessness NSW reveals where people are waiting the longest for social housing, sparking calls to double the supply of social homes and boost services funding.

Gabriella Cohen in Bruns

Gabriella Cohen, Australia’s folk darling, is coming to Brunswick Picture House to perform a one-off intimate solo show on Saturday. Known for her magnetic performances, off-hand charm and pop sensibilities, Gabriella plays music that is all-at-once laid-back, tongue-in-cheek, and peppered with the sweet sounds of ‘60s girl groups.

Byron Comedy Fest 2024 Laughs

The legendary Northern Hotel’s Backroom opens its doors to laughter when it welcomes The Byron Comedy Fest with eight big headline shows. With audiences packing out shows every year, Festival Directors Mel Coppin and Zara Noruzi have decided a new venue with increased capacity was in order. It also means the festival is an all-weather event – expect all your favourites!

Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.


Further to my correspondence to Clive Palmer about his contributing to the care of just some of the wildlife being injured by bulldozers raping their environment, it has been announced that he is now a ‘National Treasure’.

We cannot keep up with the amount of koalas and kangaroos being hit by cars while trying to escape machinery knocking their homes down. To witness a mother koala’s body unrecognisable on a highway, with her little baby 300 metres away with arms missing, is something one cannot erase from their mind. To have to call police to shoot a 92kg male roo who would have been the proud leader of his mob, after his tail and leg have been crushed by cars that didn’t stop is not something we want to experience.

Unfortunately, we are the ones that are witness to some of the worst traits of human beings with the precious animals that do survive being cared for around the clock at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital (80+ koalas at any given time).

Billionaire Palmer is currently enjoying his prime time media spots as our ‘National Treasure’; meanwhile we are trying not to lose all hope for our wildlife after he publicly announces his excitement in turning the Sunshine Coast into the next Gold Coast to encourage Asian tourists. His refusal to throw some money our way is an indictment of the attitude of mainstream society and government today in that animals just don’t matter. Money is god and society has become whores to this all powerful Jah.

Our ‘National Treasure’ Steve Irwin would be looking down shaking his head in disgust and shame.

Jaylene Musgrave, Sunshine Coast

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