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Taqueria in Byron celebrates four years

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Labor mulls over the future of persecuted whistleblower and his lawyer, Collaery

While jailed Australian citizen and journalist, Julian Assange, waits for the new Labor government to act on his behalf with US extradition orders from the UK, another whistleblower and his lawyer face court behind closed doors on Australian soil.

Tweed Council to sponsor community events

With disasters like fires, floods and pandemics, still smouldering in our recent memory, Tweed Shire Council wants to know if you have an event that will help the Tweed community reconnect and celebrate after tough times?

Destruction of Brunswick Heads mahogany

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Dry July to help you and Our House

In July 2008, three mates, Brett, Kenny and Phil, wanted to take a break from alcohol, so decided to abstain for the month of July, coining it their 'Dry July'.

Council advertising

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Bangalow clinches thriller in rugby derby against Byron Bay

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Deborah Lilly, Mullumbimby

‘Lock the Gate, Lock the Roads, Protect our Region’ is a motto of the movement for CSG-Free Northern Rivers. With exploration licences taken out over the northern rivers, even we are under threat from CSG and other gasfield mining. Fracking has now been approved by O’Farrell and production is approved in Casino.

Many of us have differed over the local economy; now it’s the local ecology. Our water catchment, our agricultural land and our quality of life is at stake. Our strength will be in our unity, coming together across the community.

A March Against Mining in the Northern Rivers at Murwillumbah on Saturday October 13 is a chance to show our solidarity – everyone wearing yellow making a visual statement. Starting at 10am it is organised by Lock the Gate Tweed, and a Rock the Gate concert starts at 1pm at the Showgrounds.

Contact [email protected] to share a bus ride, giving preferred pickup. The CSG-Free movement is both non-violent and non-negotiable. ‘Our common humanity is more important than all the things that divide us’: Mairead Corrigan.

 


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