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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Voice

This weekend this country lost Bundjalung Senior Elder, songman and storyteller Gunditjmara (Kirrae Whurrong/Djab Wurrung) – Archie Roach. He was just 66. An age indicative of what First Nations people can expect in Australia – to die 8–9 years earlier than non-Aboriginal Australians. A shorter life expectancy brought about by trauma and institutionalised racism created by colonisation and assimilation. 

Mullum residents bulldozed over pod homes

Mullumbimby residents are growing increasingly angry and are still waiting for answers over the construction of temporary pod accommodation works on Prince Street, next to the disused railway on flood-prone land. 

Backlash

Last week’s Backlash asked why the disused rail corridor couldn’t be utilised to prevent another ‘shemozzle’ at Splendour, suggesting...

Revenge

The Fischer–Spassky 1992 Twentieth Anniversary Rematch was in fact Russia and Spassky’s revenge. Russia knew that Bobby Fischer was unstable,...

Response times remain strong: Ambulance Service

The NSW Ambulance Service has responded to criticisms of its operations in the Northern Rivers, stating that paramedics continue to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies.

Byron Writers Festival: How can we farm better?

This year’s Byron Writers Festival will see a number of critical conversations take place around how we can farm better. ‘A key aspect that we need to address in tackling climate change is the approach we take to growing and distributing our food, while caring for land and country,’ said Zoe Pollock, artistic director of Byron Writers Festival.

Joe Davidson

The top local AFL teams met on the weekend in the second semi, which saw the Tweed Coast take on Byron at Ballina – the Magpies booked a place in the 2013 Grand Final after defeating Tweed Coast Tigers by 40 points on Saturday afternoon.

Byron have earned a week off and head into the premiership decider on August 17 with confidence on the up.

Despite missing the league’s best and fairest Kane ‘the punching bag’ Bullock, it was a great first half and Byron gained the advantage. The score at the half-time bell was 5.3.33 to 2.6.18.

The second half was hard-at-it footy on a boggy oval, which saw tempers flare between the two sides. The Byron midfielders put their bodies on the line repeatedly to win the football out of the centre and send it forward.

Tweed didn’t seem to have enough legs in the final quarter as Byron pushed ahead, though they felt the pressure down in the backline. In the end, the Magpies were too good on the day – the final scores: Byron 13.12.90 to Tweed 7.8.50.


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