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July 23, 2024

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New coercive control laws explained at Lennox Head tonight

With new coercive control laws coming into effect on July 1, Greens candidate for Richmond, Mandy Nolan will hold community forums – along with other speakers – in Lennox Head and Mullumbimby, during July and August.

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Veterans honoured for their service

On July 11, the Byron Bay RSL sub-branch held an inaugural memorial service to officially recognise the veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Arabian Gulf, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. 

Donations needed for pre-loved clothing charity sale

The annual pre-loved SHIFT clothing sale is on again August 3 and 4 at the Byron Bay Surf Club. 

Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.

Regional ratios rollout NSW begins in Lismore

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed the announcement of nurse-to-patient ratios at two regional NSW hospitals but has expressed concern over the pace of the phased rollout.

Tikkun Olam

David Heilpern's brilliant article 'Zionism, antisemitism and Israel' stands in complete contrast to former Israeli defence minister Moshe Dayan's...

Mullum’s future water supply Q&A

In the same week public submissions were published largely against Council staff plans to decommission Mullum’s local water supply in favour of bulk supplier Rous (see page 1), Greens Council candidates are calling for a pause on the decision until after the September 14 local government elections. 


A very special show is in store for young people at the YACRockcafe this coming Friday at the Byron YAC with some heavy-duty hardcore coming our way from bands Vices, Surrender and Bodies In Barrels.

Vices from Sydney and Surrender from Melbourne, are both five piece hardcore bands currently travelling Australia on their Winter Break Tour. These two well-known bands are excited to be coming to Byron to play a free show. Surrender were originally from Perth and the whole band moved to Melbourne to further their music career.

WP VICESVices recently released their debut album Between My Mind and the World, 11 tracks of high-paced positive hardcore in March 2013 and are ready to showcase this album to the rest of Australia and internationally. Vices live performances are full of heart and energy, with brutally honest and faith-based lyrics combined with a live show which can only be described as chaotic.

Bodies In Barrels do not like to confine themselves to any one subgenre. They see their music as focused upon good old solid riffing and melodic groove, although these five mates from Brisbane do say that one of their major inspirations is the unstoppable force that is Byron’s very own Parkway Drive.

Expect a high-energy show from these three young acts who are all musically, technically and lyrically far more mature than their ages!

The YACRockcafe is on every Friday night at the Byron YAC and is aimed at young people of high school and uni ages. The doors open at 6pm, with bands playing from 7-10pm and it’s always free entry and free food.

The Byron Youth Activities Centre is a drug and alcohol-free venue.

The YACRockcafe has a Facebook page www.facebook.com/YACRockcafe.

YACRockcafe – Byron Youth Activities Centre – Free Youth Event 7pm Friday Vices + Surrender + Bodies In Barrels.


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Long-held council dreams of new, affordable housing on public land in the Byron and Tweed Shires are closer to being realised, mayors say, with state and federal government support.

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Tweed Shire Council staff say they’re catching up on and reducing the number of outstanding development applications [DAs] lodged locally.

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