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December 9, 2022

Boomerang heading our way

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Calls to reverse NSW anti-protest laws

The harsh sentencing of Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco for stopping a lane of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in April this year has led to a range of protests and the call to reverse NSW anti-protest laws by lawyer and Greens NSW Legislative Council Member Sue Higginson.

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Migrant workers exploited and ripped off

Unions NSW say that a firewall between the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Department of Home Affairs is needed to protect migrant workers from deportation when they report exploitation, as new data reaffirms rife underpayment across Australia.  

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Cumbalum shops and affordable homes one step closer – by car

Cumbalum is one step closer towards having some local shops and five new officially affordable homes in perpetuity thanks to council approval of preliminary planning requirements.

Gort claims singles tennis title at Mullumbimby

Mullumbimby Tennis Club Championship finals were held last weekend and culminated with the open men’s singles where Steve Gort...

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Stupid frogs!

We’re in hot water There’s no argument. How much is enough? How much corruption? How much destruction? How much distraction? The writing has been on...

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Yirrkala bark petitions that changed the way Australia related to its first peoples. So it’s fitting that Yolngu lawmen and musicians should be represented at Byron’s inaugural festival of first peoples, Boomerang, this October, says festival director Rhoda Roberts.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Looking forward to seeing my adopted family group from Galiwinku (Elcho Island). My daughter Roha Dhamarrandji (Becky Turner) and I are getting very excited here in Byron Bay. Blessings to our Yuppas and Wowas (Brothers and Sisters) for coming to entertain us.
    We may be Ballanders (white people) on the outside but we have had Yolngu hearts since 1995.

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