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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Baby, it’s chilly outside

Three Lords and the Byron Theatre are presenting a special performance of the 1983 classic film The Big Chill on Saturday, May 26. The show includes a concert performance of the soundtrack by The Byron Theatre Orchestra, along with food trucks, cocktails and perhaps the odd bit of audience participation.

Labor’s new gas policy dictated by industry?

In the lead up to the 2024 budget, the ALP has just released one of the most idiotic and infuriating documents they've ever produced, their 'Future Gas Strategy'.

National Service

I have to say that having been conscripted into the army in 1970 I couldn’t disagree more with Peter...

Concerns over Piggery plans

As a long-term resident of Skinners Shoot, I am writing to express my concern that the article ‘Piggery plans...

Exploring the Burmese struggle in Byron, May 30

Rosemary and previously, her late husband, have been teaching, then quietly building clean water systems for villages and schools in the ‘dry region’ of Burma / Myanmar for years.

2022 flood & DAs

At  Byron Council’s meeting on April 18, we didn’t get time to deal with Report 14.1 which contained formal...

Tony Chandler, Mullumbimby

Regarding M Mizzi’s letter in the Echonetdaily, January 14: I also have marched against wars, not only the Vietnam conflict, and I must say I still see lots of younger folk doing their best to make the world a better place. There are now new ways of standing up against war-makers and the armament ghouls. Just have a look at the Australian national activist website – GetUp.org.au – now with more than 600,000 members and the international Avaaz.org with almost 18 million members; it will gladden your heart.

That youth fall for the powerful liquor, fast food and good times advertising by the media moguls is the fault of preceding generations who permit it to happen, not the fault of the victims.

We also allowed the sell-off of the people’s banks and insurance companies and look at the mess that that has caused for them. It is the older generation who make the money from fracking, from carbon pollution and climate change. Fifteen-year-olds do not know what we had and they have lost. And that is our fault.

 

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