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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

War The Bloody Hell Are You?

When faced with potential conflict, why are we abandoning the strategy that’s worked in the past for one that will definitely fail?

Trish Mann, Burringbar

Jo Wilkin of Banora Point is completely baffled by grassroots politics. The Greens locally may or may not decide to give any preferences at the next federal election based on whether they believe a group or party deserves it. They can leave this decision up to the individual voter. I call that democracy.

If there is a decision not to preference Labor it will be due to the failure of Labor policies to protect the environment from the fossil fuel industry, or dent their profits with a reasonable carbon tax; at the same time climate change seems to have dropped off the radar.

On social issues Labor can usually better the coalition by sticking up for the workers whereas the coalition usually stick it up the workers. But what has the Gillard government done for single parents, refugees or education?

Local grassroots Greens members will make a decision when the policies of all parties have been scrutinised.


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  1. But why would anyone who cared about the environment possibly vote for The Greens.
    It was a Greens support Labor government that started the CSG industry in Queensland.
    It was a Greens supported Labor government in Canberra that approved the current csg projects.
    It was a Greens supported Labor party in NSW that started the CSG industry in NSW.
    It was a Greens supported Labor party that approved Uranium sales to India.
    It is a Greens, and Mining Company supported Prime Minister That appointed the head of a Coal Seam Gas company onto the board of the Reserve Bank.
    It is a Greens and Mining Company supported Prime Minister that just appointed the head of BG-group to oversee the G20 meeting in Brisbane.
    There is no point voting for The Greens, you may just as well vote Labor, when The Greens had the power, they were too gutless to use it. The Gillard government should have been ended many times because what they were doing was just so environmentally damaging.
    The Greens had the chance, they blew it, and blew it, and blew it. An alternative party is needed, but The Greens isn’t it. Forget what they say, look at what they have done.


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Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

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Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.


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