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Management of Byron’s fragile coastline impeded by NSW government: report

Insufficient funding and guidance from the State government is inhibiting Byron Council’s attempt to effectively manage its famous but fragile coastline, a Council report has revealed.

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Teen missing from Coffs Harbour

NSW Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a teenager missing in the Coffs Harbour area.

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'.

Koori Mail wins NAIDOC Week award

Local media outlet and responder to the February and March floods, the Koori Mail was honoured at the annual National NAIDOC Week Awards held on Narrm Country on Saturday evening.

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Management of Byron’s fragile coastline impeded by NSW government: report

Insufficient funding and guidance from the State government is inhibiting Byron Council’s attempt to effectively manage its famous but fragile coastline, a Council report has revealed.

Two whales simultaneously entangled in shark nets off SEQ coast today

Two whales have been entangled in shark nets on Queensland's coast today, one at Kirra Beach on the Gold Coast and the other at Marcoola Beach on the Sunshine Coast, Humane Society International says.

Why have the government and the coalition decided to make things even harder for over 100,000 single mums and dads by cutting their parenting payment and pushing many below the poverty line? Single-parent families, who are some of the most vulnerable people in our community, face cuts of over $100 per week straight after Christmas. How will this help those already struggling to cover the cost of essentials like school books, food and medical costs?

As reported in Echonetdaily, recent studies reveal that the divide between Australia’s rich and poor has been widening since 2009. Roger Wilkins, an associate professor at the Melbourne Institute, has said: ‘Declining employment since late 2010 may have contributed to the rise in inequality in 2010–11. There’s also a chance the cuts in the single-parent pension will lead to further income inequality.’

It’s time to get our priorities in order and ensure all our children have a quality start to life with healthy food and a decent education, not living in poverty. We should ask our local members what they are doing to address these serious issues, especially for single parents and their children.

Dawn Walker
Fingal Head


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