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My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

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Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to...

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Jo Wilkin, Banora Point

Looking at Australian politics has become a depressing exercise. All we ever seem to hear is the endless bleating of Tony ‘the sky is falling’ Abbott trying to scare everyone and his helpful flunkies in the state governments falling over themselves to try to help him.

I have yet to hear Tony Abbott say a positive thing about our country. All he ever does is attack it. I can’t understand why he wants to be the prime minister of a country he seems to hold in such poor esteem.

Instead of proposing great big new taxes on us to fund his election plans while cutting the taxes for his party’s mates Gina Rinehart and Clive Palmer, maybe Tony Abbott should get real and come up with some policies that help people rather than hurt them.


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  1. Or perhaps he could do something really positive and leave politics to those who understand that we, as a species, can only survive through acknowledging that a healthy planet is our lifeline, and responding accordingly.

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