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Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

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TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

Imagine that some crazy professors convince a bunch of participants at a five-day mindfulness retreat to agree to take part in an experiment where half of them are given magic mushrooms, and half of them a placebo.

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

A safe space for sexual assault survivors

In a perfect world, the trauma Margot and Joana experienced would not have happened, and there would be no need for the very important support group they have created.

Date change – Kerry interviews Zoe Daniel

Journalist Zoe Daniel's conversation with Kerry O’Brien regarding her new book, Trumpland, has been rescheduled.

Spots for kids circus nearly full

Mullumbimby’s Spaghetti Circus kicked off its first term with a record number of enrolments and there is much fun to be had following a difficult COVID year.

Stop motion animators needed

Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced digital animators with demonstrated experience...

The Ocean Shores Art Expo has announced its 2012 theme, ‘This is what I love!’

Last year’s expo, in conjunction with the Schools Arts and Craft Festival, attracted more than 230 works in various media. According to organisers, ‘This expo is a wonderful opportunity for local artists to showcase their talents – from the beginner through to some very well-recognised names in the arts world. Local businesses have been an enormous support for this event over the years, ensuring an event-filled weekend of festivities and workshops to attract individuals and families.

‘This is a wonderful event bringing this community together, and also provides an excellent platform for school students to demonstrate their creativity and share in the excitement. Live performance, workshops, craft stalls, and demonstrations continue throughout the weekend.

This year’s expo runs 24–26 August. Enquiries/entries/support www.osartexpo.com or Facebook Ocean Shores Art Expo.


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