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October 4, 2022

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Hearing Australia urges action on workplace hearing loss  

With more than 1.1 million Australians continuing to be exposed to harmful noise levels in the workplace, Hearing Australia is urging workers to protect their ears from dangerously loud sounds.

Other News

Businesses launch campaign against holiday let policy

Businesses who say they would be adversely impacted by Council’s proposal to cap holiday letting to 90 days have gone on the offensive by launching a PR campaign.

Hearing Australia urges action on workplace hearing loss  

With more than 1.1 million Australians continuing to be exposed to harmful noise levels in the workplace, Hearing Australia is urging workers to protect their ears from dangerously loud sounds.

Iron Gates developer launches appeal against DA refusal at Evans Head

It is a saga that has been going on for over 30 years and that some hoped might finally have come to an end. But that is not to be the case with an appeal against the refusal of the Iron Gates development application (DA) at Evans Head now having been submitted.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

Woman critically injured in fight; second woman charged with attempted murder – Tweed Heads

A woman remains in hospital in a critical condition and a second woman has been charged following an alleged stabbing at Tweed Heads yesterday.

Short films grace the screen from Oct 21

The Byron Bay International Film Festival is back from October 21 to 30 with a ten-day program of premieres, panels and parties.

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Imogen Scales and Bridget Brandolini have known each other for a long time – in fact since there were six-year-olds in grade one.

Both girls are nearly 15 and are born and bred Byron Shire lasses.

Imogen and Bridget go to the Cape Byron Steiner School and say they love it because it is a great school for music.

‘We’ve been playing together for about one year now,’ says Imogen. ‘We really enjoy playing together and experimenting with our music. We hope to play together for a long while longer and to improve our music as well as our ability lets us.’

The girls have a small selection of originals and covers in their repertoire and have uploaded a trio of songs to YouTube.

‘Together, we each play a guitar to complement each other’s harmonies, along with the cello and piano,’ says Imogen, ‘but the majority of our songs are acoustic, played along with our guitars, which have their own harmonies and different riffs.

‘We play many genres of music, mostly folk and some pop here and there. We also write our own original songs, separately and together.

‘Music means everything to us and we just want people to hear and love the music that we create.’

The girls’ press release tells us that ‘Bridget has an extremely musical background with two music teachers as parents, and brothers and sisters that sing all day. She has been brought up surrounded by music, which has led to her love for the hobby.

‘Imogen has music in her blood from her grandparents with operatic talent – her brother also plays guitar at a high skill level, which was helpful when Imogen needed help here and there.’

Living in the festival shire, the girls say they would love to play at a few festivals around the area – they will play at every opportunity. ‘We’re sure that they’ll be great and a good experience.’

 


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